You simply cannot plan for a medical emergency. But when illness or injury does hit home, the last thing you want is a long drive or a longer wait in the ER. Knowing where to go and who to trust with your health can make all the difference.
With 8 emergency departments conveniently located throughout Middle Tennessee, TriStar Health System offers more locations where you can get the expert treatment you need faster. Because we understand the faster medical treatment begins, the sooner you or your loved one can begin to feel better.
If you are experiencing chest pain or other life threatening symptoms, call 911 immediately and get to the nearest emergency department.
Look for local billboards throughout middle Tennessee that feature average ER wait times at a TriStar hospital near you. Wait times are based on a rolling four-hour average that is updated every 30 minutes.
iPhone/iPod Touch & DROID
TriStar ER wait times in the palm of your hand... now available on your iPhone, iPod touch and DROID. This pocket-sized tool is something you'll want to keep with you in case you need to act fast in an emergency. It's quick and easy - Click here for iPhone installation instructions or Click here for DROID installation instructions.
Text "ER" to 23000 from any text messaging enabled mobile phone for average ER wait times at a TriStar facility near you.
Message & Data Rates May Apply. Text HELP for customer care. Text STOP to cancel. For terms and privacy info visit texterhelp.com.
ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1. The ER wait time represents the time it takes to see a qualified medical professional, defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP).
ER wait times represent a four-hour rolling average updated every 30 minutes,and is defined as the time of patient arrival until the time the patient is greeted by a qualified medical professional. Patients are triaged at arrival and are then seen by a qualified medical professional in priority order based on their presenting complaint and reason for visit.
National average wait time is one hour, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HCA hospitals strive to beat the national average.