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For all emergencies, call 911.

If you cannot get through on 911, call your county phone number.


Your primary care provider can help you with preventive care and most same-day needs, including illnesses and injuries. 

For non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries that require more immediate attention, you can find the care you need at an urgent care location. No appointment needed.

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Emergency Department

Wait times are much longer than usual due to a surge in cases of influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other seasonal illnesses. Learn more.

Get care faster. Try Everyday Online, our 24/7 online care service. Or start a virtual urgent care visit, available on demand 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. 


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The Peter J. King Emergency Care Center

united hospital emergency entranceFrom heart attacks to tornado victims, patients who come to the Emergency Department at United Hospital can be assured they will receive safe, high-quality care day and night.

Board-certified emergency physicians provide emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Emergency medical services at the new Peter J. King Emergency Care Center include:

  • 27 private examination rooms, designed to prevent cross-infection and cross contamination
  • Six secure, separate psychiatric rooms for improved patient safety
  • 12 observation rooms
  • A large ambulance bay that can hold more than six ambulances
  • A decontamination area for instances of biologic, chemical or radiation exposure
  • In-department computed tomography (CT) device for faster imaging and diagnoses
  • Private patient care and family areas

When should I go to the Emergency Department (ED)?

Patients triaged as an Emergency Department patient will have symptoms that are more complicated than urgent care conditions. Some of these symptoms include: 

  • severe chest pain/cardiovascular emergencies
  • dizziness
  • palpitations or fast heart beat
  • difficulty breathing
  • sudden or severe pain
  • head injuries, brain injury or stroke/neurological emergencies
  • loss of consciousness
  • confusion or inability to speak
  • speech problems or slurred speech
  • deep or complicated cuts
  • poisoning 
  • major burns 
  • broken bones
  • severe abdominal pain  
  • possible 
  • high fever
  • severe eye injury
  • carbon monoxide exposure
  • sudden blindness
  • partial or full paralysis
  • complicated or deep cuts
  • rape
  • suicidal behavior

The ER is open 24 hours a day and accepts all patients.

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