Ness County Hospital’s Emergency Department provides emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a physician on call at all times.
In case of a true emergency, call 911 or go immediately to the Emergency Department. Notify the hospital staff if you have time.
When you enter our Emergency Department you will immediately be evaluated through our triage system. "Triage" is the first part of your treatment. Upon arrival, a registered nurse will evaluate and prioritize your condition. The acuity or urgency of your condition determines the order in which you will be seen. The process allows us to determine those patients with the most serious needs and begin their treatment first, helping to insure minimum wait times for patients.
Every effort is made to provide care to you in a timely manner. In the event, you feel that we are not meeting your expectations, please ask. It takes time to determine the severity of your condition based on the final results of all your lab, radiology, and cardiac tests.
The registration process requires a signed consent for treatment agreement. You will be asked for identification to help ensure that we are protecting your identity. Parental or legal guardian consent is necessary in the treatment of a minor. If you plan on someone caring for your child while you are away, please stop by or print the Consent for Minor Treatment form.
When you leave, you will receive directions to continue your care. It is critical that you understand and follow the directions you are given. Patients should also arrange for follow-up care as directed in their discharge instructions.
Emergency treatment requires space to move around. Your family and visitors are important to us and every effort will be made for you to be together. Please understand, however, that to provide care efficiently and to provide privacy for you and other patients, there may be times when we have to control the number of visitors you receive.