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    Emergency & Trauma

    Wellmont offers experienced emergency and trauma care.

  • Emergency care, trauma services and urgent care in Northeast Tenn. and Southwest Va.

    Every day, sick and injured patients across the region turn to Wellmont Health System’s emergency departments, urgent care professionals and trauma services experts for the best in emergency and critical care.

    When an illness or injury occurs – or when lives are at stake and minutes count most – choose the experts at Wellmont for your emergency and urgent care needs.

    Why choose Wellmont for emergencies?

    Wellmont provides:

    • 24/7/365 emergency care at 7 local ERs – so you can always access the medical services you need
    • Exceptionally trained and highly experienced emergency physicians and staff – to help ensure you receive the best care available
    • Patient care liaisons and pastoral care staff – to offer spiritual counseling, emotional support and additional resources when you and your family might need them most

    Emergency and urgent care services at Wellmont

    Emergency departments

    Emergency rooms are a critical part of good health care in any community, and Wellmont offers skilled emergency teams in communities across the region. Find an emergency room near you.

    Trauma services

    Trauma care in the Tri-Cities and surrounding communities is supported by Wellmont's two major trauma centers.

    Urgent care

    Now with 12 area locations, Wellmont Urgent Care is the best choice when you need expert care for minor illnesses and injuries.

    Air ambulance

    Based in the heart of the Tri-Cities at Bristol Motor Speedway, the WellmontOne Air Transport helicopter is well positioned to respond swiftly to regional emergencies.

    Education & partnerships

    Community education and partnerships are a key part of Wellmont's mission to deliver superior health care with compassion.

  • Do you need to go to the ER?

    Wellmont emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for life-threatening emergencies, traumas and major medical conditions.

    In case of an emergency, call 911 immediately.

    If you or someone near you is having a medical emergency – including a heart attack, stroke or symptoms such as:

    • Chest pain
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Deep wounds
    • Uncontrollable bleeding
    • Loss of consciousness or seizure onset
    • Sudden changes in vision or fits of coughing
    • Vomiting blood
    • Large surface burns
    • Poisoning or overdose
    • Anything that seems medically serious to you

    get to an ER as soon as possible.

    Don’t take any chances. Don’t drive yourself. Call 911.