When you or a loved one is in need of immediate medical attention, trust your emergency care to Saint Agnes Emergency Department. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, our team of specially trained physicians, nurses and dedicated support staff are prepared to handle a wide range of medical conditions.
How do I know if I need to visit the Emergency Department?
If you are exhibiting any combination of these symptoms, it is recommended that you call 9-1-1 immediately:
- Chest pressure or chest pain
- Shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, racing or skipping heartbeats, fainting
- Unusually severe headache, numbness, weakness or loss of vision (particularly on one side of body), dizziness, confusion, ringing in the ears, pupils of uneven size, loss of bowel or bladder control
- Bleeding that cannot be stopped (longer than five minutes)
- Falls (especially dangerous to the elderly)
- Poisoning, snake or spider bites
- Burns (second or third degree)
- Severe vomiting
What to expect in the Emergency Department
Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality, most compassionate care and service in an efficient and timely manner, from the moment you arrive in our ED. We understand how frustrating it can be to wait, especially when you're in pain or not feeling well. So we appreciate your understanding that we stabilize and treat the most severly ill and injured patients first.
To give you a better idea of what to expect during your ED visit, you are encouraged to review our Emergency Services Information Sheet.
What if I am admitted to the hospital?
If it is determined by one of our ED physicians that you need to be admitted to the hospital, we will make every effort to get you settled into your room as soon as possible. If the specific type of room you need is not available, we will make you as comfortable as possible in the ED until your assigned room becomes available.
To contact the Emergency Department, call (559) 450-3205.