Emergency Services

Also known as: ER, Emergency department

Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department if you are having an emergency


Providence offers emergency medical services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our teams of highly-trained medical providers treat life-threatening illness and injuries. Our pediatric and advanced cardiac life support registered nurses, Emergency Medicine Board-certified physicians and support staff are prepared for the most complex and challenging patients that may arrive, day or night, without notice.

Our emergency departments are equipped with a full language interpreter service and a team of case managers and clinical social workers to assure the details of your emergency department stay, hospital admission or transfer are taken care of.

Children and Emergencies

Medical conditions commonly have different symptoms in children than adults. If you are concerned, contact your child's physician. If you think your child is having a medical emergency, such as difficulty breathing, high fever or decreased activity, always seek immediate medical care.

What to Bring

It is important to bring medical information with you to help the nurses and physicians assess and treat your condition:

  • List of medications; include the name of the medicine, the dose you are taking and how often you take it. Include prescription medications and over-the-counter medications or herbal formulas.
  • Allergies to medications and food
  • Medical and surgery history
  • Immunization records for children and adults

Getting Care

Emergency departments see patients based on severity of their illness, medical symptoms or injuries—not on a first-come, first-served basis. It is necessary to be clear and specific when describing your illness. This helps to provide the best possible medical care as quickly as possible.

Choosing the correct site of care (Express Care Virtual Visit, Primary Care Clinic, Walk-In Clinic or the Emergency Room) can impact both how soon you can be treated and how expensive your care will be.

Download our guide for selecting the right site of care.

Contact Us

Providence St. Patrick Hospital

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center

Express Care Virtual

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Providence Express Care Virtual allows you to have online video visits with a Providence doctor or nurse practitioner using your computer, smartphone, or tablet.