Emergency Services

24-Hour Emergency Services

In a life threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1.

When unexpected accidents and problems arise, a visit to the emergency room can be a worrisome experience. The professional staff in the Adena Pike Medical Center (APMC) Emergency Department is trained to help patients overcome their fears and uneasiness. Operational 24-hours a day, seven days a week, emergency services are staffed by qualified emergency care physicians around the clock.

The Emergency Department is supported, also on a 24-hour basis, by Laboratory Services, Diagnostic Imaging Services, and Cardiopulmonary Services. General Surgery, Orthopedics, and Anesthesia Services are available when surgical intervention is needed as part of the emergency care.

While the Emergency Department is able to treat varying degrees of urgent situations, ranging from major illnesses and trauma to minor injuries, the emergency physician may suggest you be transferred to another facility when specialty care is needed. The qualified physicians, nurses, and personnel will make provisions for either life flight services or ground transportation in an emergency ambulance.


Upon entering the emergency department, and before registering, patients are taken into the triage room. In triage, a nurse will perform an initial evaluation to determine a patient's overall condition before transferring them to a treatment bed. This evaluation allows the physician to be better informed when making treatment decisions.

Visitor Policy in the Emergency Department

The Emergency Department allows one visitor per patient at a time in the treatment area; all other visitors are asked to wait in the waiting area. A nurse, or the patient's visitor, will be able to keep family and friends updated about the patient's condition. At times, emergency department personnel reserve the right to make exceptions to this policy. This may mean more visitors be allowed at one time or no visitors at all. Cooperation from all parties involved helps physicians and nursing staff in making decisions as rapidly as possible so the patient is treated in a timely manner.

Follow-up Care

Follow-up care and evaluation can be recommended by emergency care physicians after discharge from the ER. Discharge instructions will include information as to follow up appointments with your family physician or a specialist.

Urgent Care

Adena Health Center – Waverly Urgent Care is located just down the street from Adena Pike Medical Center at 12340 State Route 104 in Waverly. Urgent care offers treatment for patients of all ages with minor illnesses such as cough, cold, sore throat, minor lacerations and minor injuries. The Urgent Care is a walk-in facility and no appointments are needed.

Please call 9-1-1 for more emergent illness or injuries such as chest pain or stroke symptoms.


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