If you have an emergency at this time, please call 911.
Our emergency departments provide confidential, compassionate, state-of-the-art care for patients of all ages. We care for those with all types of health problems, including critical and potentially life-threatening conditions without regard to social or economic status, disability, literacy or native language. Additionally, we are proud to play an integral role in the safety of Chatham County residents through our disaster preparedness efforts.
Patients are seen and evaluated by the emergency department physician, a family nurse practitioner or a physician's assistant. Interpreters, social workers, spiritual care providers, volunteers and other services are available to provide support and comfort to our patients.
Our departments are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with highly trained and credentialed emergency staff, with specialists on call for consultation. Our physicians are board certified and trained in emergency medicine; our expert nursing staff is credentialed in basic, advanced and pediatric life support, while our well-trained ancillary staff is proficient in basic life support.
St. Joseph's Hospital Emergency Department (ED)
St. Joseph's Hospital ED is a 25-bed facility that not only handles general health-related complaints and emergencies, but offers specialized services for cardiac, neurological, respiratory and orthopedic emergencies. Our ED has an air-ambulance helipad should there be a need to transport a critically ill or high-level trauma patient after stabilization.
Ambulatory patients with less acute illnesses and injuries, such as sprains, sore throats and cuts, may be seen quickly in our Fast Track.
The ED at St. Joseph's Hospital is a certified stroke center, chest pain center and the hub for our stroke telemedicine service, Stroke NET-work.
11705 Mercy Boulevard (facing Abercorn)
Phone: (912) 819-2419
Fax: (912) 819-2127
Candler Hospital Emergency Department (ED)
Candler Hospital's ED is a 40-bed facility that offers comprehensive care for general health-related complaints and emergencies with specialized services for respiratory, complex medical, orthopedic and pediatric emergencies. Ambulatory patients with less acute illnesses and injuries, such as sprains, sore throats and cuts/abrasions, may be seen quickly in our PromptCare.
5353 Reynolds Street (facing DeRenne Avenue)
Phone: (912) 819-6037
Fax: (912) 819-2037
Services Offered by St. Joseph's/Candler Emergency Care
We provide the highest quality of full-service emergency care on both hospital campuses, 24 hours a day. We offer the full spectrum of care for neurological, orthopedic, cardiac, gynecological, pediatric, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and other emergencies. Each emergency center includes treatment rooms dedicated and equipped for trauma, pediatric, orthopedic, psychiatric and isolation patients. The emergency centers feature wireless technologies, mobile X-ray equipment, ultrasound, EKG, echocardiogram, point-of-care testing, a sophisticated drug-dispensing system and other technologies that speed accurate diagnosis and safe treatment for our patients. Decontamination facilities allow us to provide appropriate care for patients exposed to toxic chemicals.