Emergency Care When You Need It
Claiborne Medical Center is equipped, staffed and trained to provide a full range of emergency services – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. From our EMS Department’s Advanced Life Support certification to our well-trained Emergency Department (ED), we can provide care when minutes matter. Claiborne Medical Center is also certified by the Joint Commission as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.
Getting care quickly is critical, that’s why Claiborne Medical Center is standing by to meet your needs. As a member of Covenant Health, we hold the highest standards of medical care. As part of this system, we can provide coordinated care and transfer to larger medical centers when needed.
Putting Our Patients First
- 9 patient suites with bedside monitoring for better patient care
- 24- hour staffing of emergency professional with advanced training and experience in adult and pediatric emergencies
- Tele-Cardiology, Tele-Neurology, and Tele-Psychiatric services available
- Access to a full range of physician specialists within the Covenant system
- 24-hour diagnostic and imaging services
- All Claiborne EMS staff have Advanced EMT, Paramedic, or Critical Care Paramedic certifications
- Helicopter pad located next to the hospital for easier air ambulance transport
Upon arrival to the Emergency Department you will sign in at the front desk to let us know why you are here. Please do not eat or drink anything until we tell you it is OK to do so. This is important in case a surgical intervention is necessary.
During the triage process we will check your blood pressure, heart rate and temperature and ask questions about the reason for your visit. Please know while we want to provide you care without an extensive wait we will see patients according to how urgently they need care, not by time of arrival. Please keep in mind that patients who arrive after you may be seen before you, and we ask for your patience.
During registration we will ask you to provide insurance information and sign treatment consent forms. We provide emergency care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Please provide accurate information, including your phone number in case we need to reach you with results or to follow up after your discharge.
All emergency patients will have a medical screening exam which is an assessment to determine your individualized treatment plan.
Your provider could order lab or other tests to guide the decisions needed to treat you. Our goal is for you to understand what labs or tests are being ordered and how long you can expect to wait to the get the results of these tests. As you wait for your test results please alert our team if you need anything. There could be other care our team will deliver during this time such as medication administration or other orders the provider has entered.
Admit or Discharge
At the end of your visit you will either be admitted to the hospital, discharged or transferred. Our staff will talk to you about what to expect for each of these situations.
If you are discharged, you will receive instructions so you can take care of yourself at home. Please make sure you understand your discharge instructions and ask questions if you need to do so. We strive for excellence and you can expect a follow-up call so we can get feedback on your experience.
Claiborne Medical Center’s ED puts quality first and fast. Thank you for choosing Claiborne Medical Center for your emergency care.