The Emergency Department at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a Level I adult and pediatric trauma center that provides emergency healthcare for all types of injuries and illnesses, from life-threatening conditions such as heart attacks or strokes to flu and viral illnesses.
Our expert triage team assesses each patient as they walk in the door, so wait times are 0 minutes for potentially life-threatening conditions such as a heart attack or stroke.
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
About 1 in 4 patients are sick enough to be admitted to the hospital and more than 50 percent of patients need X-rays, scans, blood work or IV therapy.
Our team consists of more than 30 board-certified emergency physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, experienced emergency nurses, sexual assault nurse examiners, forensic nurse examiners, social workers, case managers and other specially trained staff.