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No one wants to visit an emergency room (ER) or have to deal with an urgent medical need.
Each day, however, Edward-Elmhurst Health treats hundreds of patients in the Emergency Departments at Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals, and a freestanding emergency center in Plainfield. In the course of a year, our three ERs treat more than 193,000 patients.
Ellen Turnbull, Systems Director, Emergency Services at Edward-Elmhurst Health, offers advice for those dealing with urgent medical needs and a trip to the ER:
Open around the clock, Edward-Elmhurst Health’s fully-equipped Emergency Departments (EDs) in Naperville and Elmhurst, and a freestanding emergency center in Plainfield, follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Patients are screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked to wear a face mask during their time in the ER. Patients who are negative for COVID-19 are allowed one care partner, who also is screened for COVID-19 and asked to wear a face mask during their time in the ER.
In addition to in-person office visits, our healthcare providers continue to see patients through Video Visits and other virtual options.
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Learn more about our emergency care and check our ED wait times.
For COVID-19 updates, please check EEHealth.org/coronavirus.
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