Emergency care whenever you need it
The Emergency Department at Jones Memorial Hospital is provider staffed 24-hours a day. We have additional medical staff during peak hours.
You do not need a referral from your family physician to come to the ED for emergency situations.
State law protects your right to emergency physical and mental health services, no matter what kind of health insurance you have. Under State law, you don't need approval from your doctor or your health plan to get emergency room care if your symptoms start suddenly; and if, based on an average knowledge of medicine and health, you think you will suffer serious health problems if you do not get immediate medical attention.
All types of emergencies are evaluated in the Emergency Department, with referrals made to larger facilities if necessary. Air ambulance service is available when needed and weather permits.
The Emergency Department providers at Jones Memorial Hospital understand that pain relief is important when you are hurt or in need of emergency care for pain. Our goal is to diagnose and treat your emergency condition. Please see the Emergency Department guidelines for treating pain the ED here.