Emergency or Urgent Care
Providing the right level of care whenever you need us

Emergency or Urgent Care

If you feel you have a serious, life-threatening illness or injury that requires immediate medical care, CALL 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Quality and Experience

At Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) our mission is to provide high-level, patient-centered emergency medical treatment and urgent care services to the communities we serve.

Our emergency department (ED) and two urgent care clinics, are staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners, and an experienced nursing team with specialized training in emergency and urgent care.

Emergency or Urgent Care?

If you are experiencing a life-threatening illness or injury, call 911 or go directly to the CMH Emergency Department (or the nearest hospital emergency room), as this is the right choice for treatment!

If you experience a minor illness or injury, such as a twisted ankle, flu-like symptoms or a minor burn, one of our CMH Urgent Care Clinics is a great option for immediate treatment, especially when your primary care provider is unable to see you. Providers at each of our two urgent care clinics are highly-trained, and our team of caregivers is compassionate and service focused with a goal of providing you with convenient, quality-driven care.

When To Seek Emergency Medical Care

Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room in the event of:

  • Allergic reactions to food, animal or bug bites
  • Broken bones
  • Chest pain
  • Constant vomiting
  • Continuous bleeding
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Deep wounds
  • Weakness or pain in a leg or arm
  • Head injuries
  • Unconsciousness

Please Note: CMH caregivers will always assess your condition and needs upon your arrival. It’s important to understand that patients with especially serious conditions are always given top priority. The Emergency Department treats patients in an order determined by the severity of their illness rather than their time of arrival.

Patients who arrive by ambulance generally are in more serious condition than patients who arrive without emergency personnel assistance, so patients brought by ambulance may be seen before others. Depending on the nature of your problem, it may be necessary to wait for a special room to become available.

When to Seek Urgent Care Services

If your condition is not life-threatening, but your primary care provider cannot see you within 24 hours, please come to the nearest CMH Urgent Care Clinic for treatment.

CMH Urgent Care Clinics treat:

  • Flu and colds
  • Coughs and sore throat
  • High fevers
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain
  • Cuts and severe scrapes
  • Broken bones
  • Minor injuries and burns
  • Sports injuries
  • … and more