What to Expect: Immediately upon arrival you will check-in at the registration counter. Once registration is complete, you will first see a nurse who will conduct an initial evaluation known as triage. This means that each patient is evaluated to determine the level of medical emergency. This allows us to keep every patient’s wait time as short as possible, as well as provide prompt appropriate care to all patients. After triage is complete, you will be brought to a patient room or asked to take a seat in the waiting room until a room is ready. If your condition changes while you are in the waiting room, please notify the triage nurse immediately.
Depending on your condition, you will either be:
If you are discharged:
If you are released following treatment, you will receive written discharge instructions prior to leaving the Emergency Department. It is important that you understand and follow the instructions. At the time of discharge, you may be given a next-day appointment or a referral for further care. If you have any questions, make sure you ask your doctor or nurse before you leave.
If you are admitted:
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