Athens Regional Health System

Emergency and Trauma Care

The Athens Regional Emergency Department is a Level II Trauma center with a team of board-certified physicians and highly-trained nurses and staff.

We care for more than 70,000 patients each year. We have 46 private rooms and five trauma bays to provide quality care and a new helistop to help reduce critical transport time for patients.

Emergency Symptoms

You should use a hospital's emergency department for serious or life-threatening problems. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, don't wait! Call 911 or get to your nearest hospital emergency room:

  • Chest pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness or loss of coordination or balance
  • Sudden blurred vision
  • Numbness in the face, arm or leg
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Deep cuts or bleeding that won't stop
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Severe burns
  • Seizures

Athens Regional Medical Center Emergency Services