Emergency Department

The Wetzel County Hospital Emergency Department provides acute care services for patients of all ages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With a Level IV trauma center, adult and pediatric patients are seen for any cardiac, respiratory, trauma, or general medicine issues.

In an emergency, we understand that you need expert, compassionate care, and we are committed to delivering that care. No one will ever be turned away for treatment regardless of insurance status.

The Emergency Department is staffed by board-certified physicians and highly-skilled nurses. All patients receive a medical evaluation performed by an emergency medicine physician, who orders any necessary lab or imaging testing to reach a diagnosis. We perform on-site lab and imaging testing, IV and respiratory therapy, invasive and non-invasive procedures, and provide infection control. Emergency ground and air transport is provided.

In the case of a 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:


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


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