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Emergency Room Services in Edgar County, IL

No one appreciates the importance of time more than the Emergency Services team at Horizon Health. When care is the most critical, we are here for you with providers on staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Life-threatening conditions can’t wait—and neither will you. With faster registration and quicker access, Horizon Health will get you more of the care you need.

What to Expect

A physician serves as medical director to oversee the department and supervise the emergency room physicians. A registered nurse serves as the Critical Care Manager supervising the ER nurses and technicians. We also have an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Coordinator, who serves as a liaison between the hospital and our local ambulance service.

Emergency Room Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the Horizon Health Emergency Room open?
    • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Where is the Emergency Room located?
    • On the east side of the main hospital
  • How do I know if I need to visit the emergency room?
    • If you are experiencing symptoms that are life-threatening or could have dangerous repercussions. If treatment for your condition can wait then the urgent care clinic is a better option.
  • How long will I wait during an ER visit?
    • The Emergency Room wait time is better than the national standard of 30 minutes or less.
  • Is there always a doctor present in the ER?
    • Yes, there is at least one physician in the ER 24 hours per day.

Horizon Health works continuously to enhance patient care. Its Sepsis Improvement Project has been extremely successful, showing significant improvements in quality measures established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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