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Triage Process

Triage is a procedure we use to prioritize emergency care and identify patients who need immediate medical attention because of the nature or severity of their injury or illness. If a special situation arises that we are not equipped to handle at Augusta Health, the Emergency Department will transfer you by ambulance or helicopter to an appropriate facility.

When the rescue squad transports you, Augusta Health is notified while you are en route and you arrive through a separate entrance where you can be immediately triaged by the charge nurse.

Learn about the Augusta Health triage process by Cecilia Carpenter, RN and Tiffany Painter, RN