Is This an Emergency?

Signage reading "Hope Emergency Center" above the hospital's emergency room entrance

Our hospital is
here for you

Our emergency room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you need emergency medical help, call 9-1-1 immediately.
One of the hospital's emergency room nurses talks with a patient

You’re hurt. Or ill. Is it an emergency?

Inside our ER—named the Hope Emergency Center—we can help you with many different injuries and sicknesses, including:

  • Terrible pains in your stomach or back
  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • High fever—especially in babies and children
  • Serious burns
  • Seizures—this could mean epilepsy

We also treat non-emergency things like minor cuts, mild asthma, and sprains.

A hospital nurse smiles and greets a young girl waiting in the emergency room

Slurred speech? Chest pain? Weakness on one side of your body? Call 9-1-1.

You should call 9-1-1 if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Experiencing pain in the chest
  • A headache that comes on very fast and is so bad that you can’t function
  • Suddenly can’t talk normally
  • Feel weak on one side of your body
  • Feel suddenly off-balance
Collage. On top, an ambulance. Bottom, two hands clasped.
Collage
Not sure if it’s an emergency?
Call 9-1-1.

It's always better to be safe.

If you need to stay in the hospital

Sometimes a trip to the emergency room means you might also need to stay at the hospital for a brief time. Rest assured you will receive the highest quality of care for whatever length of time you are here. MLKCH has doctors on staff around the clock, seven days a week, in our hospital and intensive care unit.