OhioHealth offers 21 emergency care locations and three trauma centers in central Ohio and the surrounding area. Our staff and physicians have access to the resources of an entire healthcare system nationally recognized for quality and outcomes.
As the name indicates, Emergency Departments provide immediate, expert treatment for emergencies — severe and life-threatening conditions. Many of these we have listed below. If you need diagnosis and treatment for a condition that is not life-threatening, yet needs to be addressed promptly, please visit one of our Urgent Care facilities near you. OhioHealth Urgent Care is open 7 days a week. Learn what we treat at OhioHealth Urgent Care.
If it is a serious medical emergency, please dial 911 to be connected with police, the fire department, paramedics or other emergency crews who can respond quickly.
We are central Ohio’s trauma experts. Hospitals refer to us to provide life-saving trauma services. We have one Level 1 and two Level II trauma centers.Learn More
Sometimes it's confusing to know where you need to go when you need medical attention. As a guide to help you, the emergency department is designed to treat severe and life-threatening conditions, including:
When you first arrive in the emergency department, there may be security to make sure all our patients and families feel safe. At the check-in desk, you will be asked your name, date of birth, social security number and the reason for your visit. You will also go through triage.
Below are some frequently asked questions about visits to the emergency department:
People wait in the emergency department for many reasons, including:
We must care for critical patients with life-threatening conditions first. Patients with less serious injuries may have to wait for more severe conditions to be treated. If you feel like your condition is getting worse, please notify our staff.
OhioHealth EMS is a multidisciplinary center dedicated to improving patient care by providing resources for EMS professionals.
Every minute lost can negatively affect stroke outcomes, which is why we established Ohio’s first network of hospitals that are helping save more lives.
The Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio strives to empower and support survivors of sexual and relationship violence. 24 hour Helpline number is: (614) 267.7020.Learn More
Urgent care treats conditions that are not life-threatening yet need to be addressed promptly when your primary care doctor is not available. Find out what we treat at OhioHealth Urgent Care centers.Learn More