Medical emergencies arise suddenly and without warning. That's why the community can take comfort in knowing Lexington Medical Center's Emergency Department is available 24-hours-a-day for the treatment of medical, cardiac and trauma situations.
Board-certified emergency medicine physicians from Wake Forest Baptist Health staff the Emergency Department.
In addition to emergent care, the Emergency Department offers a Fast Track service for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, which is open daily from 10 am to 11 pm. Therefore, you may not be seen in the order of arrival.
The Emergency Department treats the critically ill and injured first.
All Emergency Department patients should be assessed by a triage nurse within 20 minutes of arrival.
- 24-hour-a-day physician coverage
- Private treatment rooms
- Trauma rooms equipped with advanced patient monitoring equipment
- An Imaging Department adjacent to the ED, with easy access to X-ray, CT and MRI
- A full-service, 24-hour laboratory
- 24-hour access to specialized surgeons
- Fast Track for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries
- A helipad for patient transport to area trauma centers
- Participation with most insurance plans
- Board-certified emergency medicine physicians
- 24-hour access to specialty physicians
- Emergency Department nurses:
- Certified in American Health Association Advanced Cardiac LifeSupport (ACLS)
- Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
- Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum Certification
- Emergency Nursing Pediatric Core Curriculum
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification
Lexington Medical Center's Emergency Department provides treatment to all patients regardless of their ability to pay.
What Is a Medical Emergency?