for severe shortness of breath, allergic reactions, bleeding that does not stop after 10 minutes, sudden and/or severe pain, head injuries, seizures, poisoning, major injuries or broken bones, coughing or vomiting blood, suicidal or homicidal feelings, fainting or signs of a heart attack or stroke, fever of 100.4 or higher in an infant younger than 3 months, active labor or for any other condition that results in acute symptoms requiring immediate attention from a health care provider.
Below are the estimated average wait times visitors to the Emergency Department have experienced in the last hour, three-hour, and six-hour time frames. Here are some things to know:
If your medical condition is deemed to be life threatening, you will be seen immediately
You will be screened quickly, even if the wait times below appear long.
Please note, these are averages, and may not be your experience. Your wait may vary based on medical condition and rapidly changing conditions within the department.
"Wait time" is defined as the time from arrival in the Emergency Department to when you will be placed in an Emergency Department exam room. Afternoon and evening hours are generally busier and more likely to require a longer wait. We will do our best to see you as soon as possible.
Not sure if you need emergency care? We have other options to be seen right away! You can review the difference between UI QuickCare, UI Urgent Care, and emergency care.