Each year approximately 60,000 residents from the High Point, Winston-Salem, Kernersville and Greensboro areas choose High Point Medical Center to care for them in all types of emergencies.
When you come to the Emergency Center, you will be assessed by one of our nurses and then seen by a provider as soon as possible.
The Emergency Center features some of the most high-tech diagnostic and treatment equipment in the country. Our film-less radiology system was one of the first such systems in our region. This system represents a great leap forward in diagnosing problems quickly and accurately, allowing treatment to begin as soon as possible. Our high-tech focus makes it possible for our providers to treat everything from broken bones to complicated traumas.
A major renovation and addition to the Emergency Center was completed in 2001, which essentially doubled the size.
Our "Super Track" is an innovative new model that helps reduce wait times for patients with minor health problems like sore throat, rash, urinary tract infections and minor injuries. Located in a separate area of the Emergency Center, it is similar to an urgent care, except that emergency department resources are available to the providers who care for you.
The Super Track helps patients be seen as quickly as possible so that your treatment can be started and completed right away.
When to Seek Emergency Care
You should seek emergency care when experiencing:
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of consciousness
- Serious trauma
- Severe burns
- Broken bones
- Severe abdominal pain
- Vomiting that is severe and continues for several hours
- Deep cuts and abrasions where bleeding is uncontrollable
- Pregnancy-related medical conditions
- Facial drooping
- Arm weakness
- Speech difficulty