Emergency Medicine

Emergency Care & Emergency Department

When you need emergency assistance, call 911!

Lakewood Health System’s Emergency Department is a Level III Trauma Center. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Upon arrival to the Emergency Department (ED) at Lakewood Health System, you will be seen by a Registered Nurse who will determine the seriousness of your condition. A Lakewood physician is always on duty in our emergency department, along with specially trained nurses. Physician assistants (PA) and nurse practitioners (NP) also help to staff the ED.

When an emergency situation arises, our skilled professionals and technology are ready to help. We are equipped with ambulances to transport patients to the hospital, and a helicopter-landing pad to transport patients elsewhere in emergency situations. We provide medical/trauma care, crisis intervention, and client education in a caring and confidential environment.

We do not give out medical advice over the telephone. If you have specific questions, there is a nurse hotline number on the back of your health insurance card. If you have an emergency and need to be seen by a medical provider, visit our Emergency Department. Our Staples clinic is open Monday through Thursday until 8:00 p.m., Fridays until 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays for walk-in appointments until noon.

Wondering what it’s like to make a visit to our Emergency Department? Click on the “Documents” icon on the right to learn more about the patient experience.

To maintain patient privacy and ensure medical staff can focus on individual care, only two people are permitted to accompany patients into the ED. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.



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