There’s No Time to Wait in an Emergency! We Agree 100%.
Emergencies can happen when you least expect them. When an emergency happens to a loved one, there is only one thing in our minds, get them the help they need, fast!
The problem is that wait times at hospital ER’s are long because of staffing issues and overcrowding. This also affects the quality of service received. The more patients’ doctors must treat, the less time they have, to spend with each of them.
At Altus Emergency Centers, we have always put patients first, and our response times have consistently been faster than the state average. And today, with our new online check-in system, we can guarantee a no wait time for every patient.
By filling out our simple check-in form while in route to one of our centers, our staff will be waiting for you at the door when you arrive.
When is it an Emergency?
Not every illness or injury requires a visit to our ER, but these symptoms certainly do:
- Trouble Breathing
- Head Injuries
- Injury to Neck or Spine
- Electric Shock or Lightning Strike
- Severe Burns
- Severe Chest Pains or Pressure in the Chest Area
- Pain in the Arm, or Jaw
- Severe Headaches
- Suddenly not Being Able to Speak, See, Walk or Move
- Sudden Weakness or Drooping on One Side of the Body
- Inhaled Smoke or Poisonous Fumes
- Sudden Confusion
- Heavy Bleeding that Won’t Stop
- Broken Bones
- Deep Wounds
- Severe Allergic Reactions with Trouble Breathing, Swelling, Hives
- High Fever with Headache and Stiff Neck
- Drug or Alcohol Overdose
Time Sensitive Conditions
Many of the symptoms listed above could indicate you are having a stroke or a heart attack. Both conditions require prompt treatment to improve the survival rate.
For instance, following a stroke, patients must receive clot-busting drugs within three hours for the best chance at avoiding long-term cerebral or physical damages.
In the case of a heart attack, patients must receive treatment to unblock clogged coronary arteries no more than 90 minutes after a heart attack.
What’s more, specialized care, including cooling therapy and cardiac catheterization, given after cardiac arrest, has been shown to improve survival.
Know Where to Go in Case of an Emergency.
How Altus Emergency Centers Compares to State and National Averages
Overcrowding and understaffing issues in hospital emergency departments have created a state and national crisis.
Because of emergency room delays, many patients develop complications and require longer recovery times. This can take a toll not only on the health of the patient but also on their family finances.
At Altus Emergency Centers, we continue to work to provide our patients with the best care, delivered immediately, and at an affordable price.
As you can see, our efforts have paid off!
Percentage of Patients Who Leave the ER Without Being Seen by a Doctor
(Lower Percentages are Better)
Percentage of patients who came to the emergency department with stroke symptoms who received brain scan results within 45 minutes of arrival
(Higher percentages are better)
Average (median) time patients spent in the emergency department before they were seen by a healthcare professional
(A lower number of minutes is better)
Texas and National Averages were Obtained from the Medicare site.
Why waste time and risk the life of a loved one while waiting at a hospital ER, when our team of top rated physicians and nurses can be waiting for you at the door to give you or your loved ones the lifesaving treatment they need.
How Does the Online Check-In Work?
Watch Reagan explain how to use our Quick & Easy Online Check-In System. It comes in handy to know there’s a great solution as we know there’s no time to wait in an emergency! Here, he is explaining how it works for Lumberton but you can find it right on our home page, Altus Emergency or just scroll below!