Upon arrival, you will be seen by a triage nurse who will assess your condition and determined the level of care you will likely need. Patients who have a critical or life-threatening illness or injury are treated immediately. 
 
We attempt to see every patient as quickly as we can.  We do not care for patients on a “first come, first served” basis. Patients who arrive after you may be taken in from the waiting room before you.  These patients may be seen in a different area. 
 
In addition, availability of emergency care continually changes due to patients arriving by ambulance, car or helicopter.  If, during your visit, you feel that your complaint has worsened, please see the triage nurse.
 
Upon arrival a triage nurse will talk to you about your condition and decide the level of care you will need.  Patients who have a critical or life-threatening illness or injury are treated immediately.  Others are screened and put in one of several areas. Click here for a description of Emergency Department areas.