ER Wait Times Explained

Your health is our priority.

Emergency Services

Our emergency room care is provided by medical experts who use a variety of tests, medicine and treatment aimed at getting you or your loved one on the road to recovery.

Emergency rooms are designed to care for critically ill and injured. You will get the expert care you need. How long you wait can depend on different factors.

Following is information that you might find helpful about what is involved in an ER visit.

How much time will my ER visit take?

Your wait time will depend on several factors, including:

  • Your health condition
  • The severity of your illness or injury
  • Tests you may need
  • How many patients are seeking care at the same time

How long will I wait for test results?

The doctor may order tests to determine the best care for you.

The time it takes to get your test results depends on the type of test.

Estimated times for some common tests include:

  • Blood and urine tests – 2 hours
  • CT scan – 2 hours
  • EKG results – 10 minutes
  • MRI – 4 hours
  • Ultrasound – 2 hours
  • X-ray – 1 hour

While you wait

It is important for your health to follow these guidelines.

  • Please do not eat or drink until evaluated by a physician.
  • Please wear your mask to protect yourself and others.

If you have any other questions, please contact the registration desk in waiting room or your nurse once you are in the care area.


Nurses and Providers Discussion

If you or someone nearby is experiencing an emergency, call 911.