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Emergency Care

Emergency Care

Our safe and ready Emergency Department combines world class medical expertise with first-in-class safety protocols so you’ll get the right care, treatment, and attention you need – right here in our hospital.

Emergency Care

520 East Sixth Street
Odessa, Texas 79761
432-582-8000

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Whether it’s a broken bone, a deep cut that needs stitching, or something more serious, we’re prepared to take care of your medical needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

24 Hour Emergency Room at Odessa Regional Medical Center 

Our board-certified emergency room doctors and nurses are always here to handle a medical crisis with timely, high-quality treatment. We know that all medical emergencies are stressful. Our staff is committed to easing your fears and concerns by providing frequent progress reports about your diagnosis, condition, and treatment.

What Should I Expect When Visiting The ER?

Triage

When you arrive, a registered nurse will conduct an initial exam, take your vital signs, and complete a brief medical history. Triage helps us determine the severity of your emergency and allows us to take care of the most urgent cases right away.

Registration

Once you provide your information, you will be evaluated by a physician, a physician’s assistant, or a nurse practitioner who will determine if your condition is a medical emergency.

Evaluation

Once you are in the treatment area, a physician will examine you and order any tests needed to evaluate your condition. Depending on the type of illness or injury, a nurse may start an IV or obtain a sample, or you may undergo diagnostic tests, such as X-rays or a CT scan.

Treatment

Your treatment will depend on your physician’s orders after the medical evaluation is complete. Our staff will keep you informed about what to expect during every part of the treatment process.

Admission or Discharge

Most patients are treated and discharged to go home from the ER. If you are admitted to the hospital, you will be transferred to a patient room and we will notify your primary care physician. If you do not have a physician, a physician on our staff will coordinate your car while you’re at the hospital.

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