Emergency Care

Our emergency department serves patients from across the region in their most critical moments. A Level IV trauma center located within Summersville Regional Medical Center, our emergency department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our goal is to deliver a fast, accurate diagnosis and efficient treatment or transport for all patients. Regardless of insurance status, no patient will ever be turned away for treatment.

Our facility includes cardiac beds and monitors, as well as a pediatric trauma room and separate trauma bay. Our physicians and registered nurses work closely with others throughout the region to make sure all patients’ needs are met.

As we understand children are not simply small versions of adult patients, our pediatric trauma room has all of the specialized equipment necessary to treat children and adolescents. From the time a patient walks through the door, and throughout their entire stay, families can expect to be kept up-to-date on their child’s care.

Emergency ground transportation is provided by JanCare and other local entities, and air transport is provided by HealthNet and other local entities. In the case of a clear medical emergency, please call 911.

If you’re having trouble deciding whether you should visit us in the Emergency Room or visit an urgent care clinic, these quick guidelines can help you decide where to seek care:


  • Chest pain
  • Severe and/or prolonged shortness of breath
  • Allergic reactions to food or insect bites
  • Head injuries
  • Severe bleeding
  • Consistent vomiting
  • Broken bone
  • Deep wounds
  • Stroke
  • Burns
  • Sepsis
  • Telestroke


  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Strains or sprains
  • Ear infections
  • Sinus infections
  • Minor cuts