Emergency Department at Rhea Medical Center


The Emergency Department staff at Rhea Medical Center continually scrutinizes its triage and emergency care processes in order to improve efficiency, helping to make Rhea Medical Centerís total turnaround time about 70 minutes less than the national average.

With the new facility, the Emergency Department has nearly doubled in size, going from nine exam rooms to fifteen. The new triage area  is equipped with an EKG monitor, which will help emergency personnel better assess the needs of patients showing heart attack symptoms.

At Rhea Medical Center, an emergency physician is on duty 24-hours a day, seven days a week.   

Emergency Department Introduction

  • ER vision
  • Staffing
  • Services
  • Security
  • Visiting Policy

The Emergency Experience

  • Know what to expect when at the ER
  • Insurance and Billing
  • Planning in Advance
  • Deciding about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Phone Policy
  • Translation Services

Emergency Basics

  • Common non-emergencies
  • Common emergencies
  • Learn how to distinguish between and emergency and a non-emergency

Emergency Department Questions and Answers

Preparing for an Emergency

  • Information you should have ahead of time
  • Emergency numbers

Emergency Department and Pain Management

  • Your rights