Emergency Care - 24 hours
Millcreek Community Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine
Millcreek Community Hospital 24-hour Emergency care meets all requirements of basic
emergency service, with:
- A qualified physician present at all times who is capable
of providing advanced life support.
- Specialists representing medicine,
surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, and anesthesiology immediately available for consultation by
telephone, and able to report immediately to the emergency department.
- Ancillary services, such as X-ray, pharmacy, and laboratory either staffed or with
appropriate personnel on call at all times.
MCH currently maintains a 14-bed capacity
for assisting patients — 10 medical and four behavioral health beds.
What to know
While we are open 24/7,
if you have the choice, the best time to come for minimum wait time is 3rd shift. During normal
hours, the best time is between 7 am and 1 pm.
When you arrive, if possible, please
- Photo ID
- Health insurance information
medical information not already known by MCH
The Emergency Room treats a wide variety
- Medical cases vary from simple to complex medical needs/demands.
Additionally, orthopedic, injury, gyn, and surgical patients are treated, and Behavioral Health
assessments are completed.
- The facility is ADA designed and capable of
dealing with all disabilities present.
- Patient population undergoes a
triage system. All patients receive triage from an ER Triage Tech or RN. Patients are treated by
severity. The emergent cases are cared for immediately.
- Physical Therapy,
Social Services, and Dietary services are utilized and readily available. Physician referrals are
made for those patients in need of a physician or requesting information. Crisis Intervention and
shelters are utilized on a frequent basis as well. Specialty clinic referrals are also part of the
patient services offered.