Medical emergencies arise suddenly and without warning. That's why the community can take comfort in knowing Wake Forest Baptist Health 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; therefore, you may not be seen in order of arrival. Fast Track is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am- 1:00 am and Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm.
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?