When a medical emergency strikes there is no margin for error. Seconds can often mean a difference between life and death.
Wickenburg Community Hospital Level IV Trauma Center provides around the clock emergency care with a highly trained, skilled and professional emergency response team of physicians, nurses, and ER specialists who are ready to respond to any medical emergency. View our Awards & Recognition.
Our 8 bed Emergency Room department is fully staffed with emergency physicians, nurses, and ER specialists. Your wait time is measured in minutes not hours as in the larger metropolitan hospitals. We are diligent in providing care for every patient regardless of ability to pay.
Adults and children are cared for by experienced physicians and nurses certified in both Adult and Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Emergency technicians and members of other specialty areas are also part of the Emergency Response Team.
The ambulance entrance is located west of the South Main Entrance off Rose lane, while non-ambulance patients can enter through the South Main Entrance off Rose Lane. The department also features a helipad for emergency air transport.
Wickenburg Community Hospital is a partner of the Mayo Clinic Telestroke Program. Collaboration with Mayo Clinic stroke neurologists and our Emergency Department physicians offers immediate, life-saving interventions.
Comprehensive Medical and Diagnostic Services include state-of-the-art technology:
IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 911
The American College of Emergency Physicians offers these warning signs that may indicate a medical emergency and signal you should proceed to the nearest Emergency Department:
When to take your child to the Emergency Department:
Always get immediate medical attention if you think your child is having a medical emergency!
It is helpful to understand what takes place when visiting the Wickenburg Community Hospital Emergency Department.
Why are some people seen sooner than others?
Wickenburg Community Hospital is committed to providing you with excellent patient care. A triage nurse will evaluate each patient and determine the general severity of illness or injury. Because our first priority is to save lives, the most severely injured or ill patients will be seen first. Also, you may be waiting for a specific treatment room, diagnostic test, lab result, or a return phone call from a consulting specialist. If you are asked to wait but begin to feel worse, please tell the nurse right away.
How long does treatment take?
If you have a complicated health problem, you may be in the Emergency Room for many hours. Your health problem may require numerous tests and your doctor may need to consult with specialists.
If your illness or injury is life-threatening, it may take several hours to stabilize your condition. There are many services available in the Emergency Department, but the number of patients needing these services may also create a delay.
Why did I have to wait when the staff did not look busy?
Staff and physicians are waiting for diagnostic test results and often can’t proceed with other treatment or diagnosis until the test results are available.
How can I get my medical records if I need them?
You can pick up copies of your medical records from Health Information Management services. Please call in advance 928-684-4364, so your records can be prepared for you. You will need to sign a release of information form before receiving the records. X-rays can be picked up from Health Information Management services as well.
Why can’t you tell me what this will cost?
Unless a diagnosis is performed, we cannot tell you exactly what the estimated cost will be. After the physician evaluation occurs, he or she dictates a report describing your care. Once the report is transcribed, charges are electronically posted to your account. The charges can be obtained in about two to three days after your visit. Please be advised that along with the hospital bill, you may also receive bills from the Emergency Department physician, radiologist, and pathologists (lab).
Who can help me if I have a concern or would like to comment about my care in the Emergency Room?
We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns – they help us improve our care. If you do not feel comfortable talking with the staff that treated you, you can speak with the Quality & Infection Control Manager or Director of Nursing.
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