Upon entering our Emergency Care Center, you go through a process called “triage.” A Registered Nurse RN will assess your symptoms and check your vital signs to determine the severity of your condition.
The ED does not function on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Those patients who are classified as critically ill will be taken back and seen by a physician faster than patients with less acute conditions.
Patients experiencing less acute illness and/or minor injuries may be treated by an APC, and not require physician intervention. This ensures better outcomes and less wait time for all patients.