Advanced Emergency Care
Southwest Healthcare provides emergency care when and where you need it most. Our five hospitals each have full-service emergency departments open 24 hours a day. Each ER features a team of emergency medicine physicians, registered nurses and specially trained staff who work in cooperation with other specialists to provide high-quality treatment as quickly as possible.
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Find a Physician
If you need a referral to a physician at Southwest Healthcare, call our free physician referral service at 800-879-1020 or search for a doctor online.
Our emergency departments have earned certification from The Joint Commission as Advanced Primary Stroke Centers for their commitment to stroke and neurological care. They have also earned the American Heart Association®/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll.
Heart Attack Care
If you or someone around you experiences any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately. By acting early you can increase the chance of a positive outcome.
- Discomfort or pain in the chest
- Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
- Weakness or pain in the shoulder or arm
- Nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain
- Back or jaw pain
- Lightheadedness or feeling faint
Emergency Room or Urgent Care?
You have many options for care, so it’s important to know which one you should choose for each situation. If you feel your life is at risk, call 911 immediately or go to the nearest ER. But for less serious issues, urgent care may be the right choice. If you have a condition that is not life threatening, such as a minor cut or burn, flu symptoms, ear infection or sprain, visit an urgent care center. But for more serious medical emergencies like chest pain, head trauma or stroke, call 911 or go to the closest ER.