Emergency Care

The emergency department at Mid-Columbia Medical Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to care for patients with medical emergencies.

When to seek emergency care
When an injury or medical crisis arises, look for symptoms that generally indicate an emergency, such as:

  • Inability to breathe or shortness of breath
  • Seizure or loss of consciousness
  • Persistent chest or abdominal pain or pressure
  • Numbness or paralysis of an arm or leg
  • Sudden slurred speech, visual changes or weakness
  • Major burns
  • Sudden or intense pain
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Severe headache
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Head injury or broken bones
  • Poisoning or suspected overdose
  • Severe reaction to an insect bite, medication or food
  • Suicidal or homicidal tendencies

Call for help
For life‑threatening symptoms, call 911.

If you do not believe you are facing a life-threatening emergency, but are still concerned about your condition, visit our immediate care clinic or schedule an appointment with your physician as soon as possible.