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Emergency care

Emergency care is the treatment of emergent medical conditions. It is generally performed in an emergency room, but can also refer to treatment in an ambulance. In addition to life-threatening conditions, emergency medicine physicians may treat patients with injuries or infections.

Emergency room in Springfield, Tennessee

We are dedicated to providing you with rapid, high-quality emergency care.

At TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center, we know that time is what matters most when you have an emergency. Our teams are specially trained to quickly assess your or your loved one's situation on arrival and provide you the care you need.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

Our emergency care services

When you're experiencing an emergency, you need fast, experienced care. Our emergency specialists give you that care, assessing and treating you as an individual.

What you can expect from our emergency care

Our emergency teams are fully equipped to act fast to treat acute and critical conditions. We have a streamlined process for assessing and stabilizing emergency situations.


When you arrive in our emergency room (ER), we begin a triage process to determine what type of care you need. Please be prepared to provide the following information when you arrive at our emergency department:

  • Name and date of birth
  • Driver’s license or another form of identification
  • Reason for visit
Initial assessment

Our emergency specialists initially check your vital signs, which may include additional tests to fully understand your medical needs.


You will then be moved to an exam room for additional assessment, monitoring and treatment, and if necessary, admittance to the hospital. Once your treatment is complete, the physician will prepare discharge paperwork so you can leave.


Before you leave, we will collect payment and insurance information. Your nurse will provide you with written instructions on how to care for yourself when you get home, prescriptions (if applicable) and any ongoing care you may need. We can also help you schedule a follow-up appointment with a specialist or primary care physician if needed.