Emergency Services

University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center Offers Emergency Services Close to Home

UH Elyria Medical Center offers three full-service emergency departments that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Conveniently located in Elyria, Amherst and Avon, exceptional emergency care is always close to home.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Convenient Emergency Care Locations for Urgent Medical Attention

UH Elyria Medical Center
630 East River Street
Elyria, Ohio 44035
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UH Amherst Health Center
254 Cleveland Avenue
Amherst, Ohio 44001
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UH Avon Health Center
1997 Healthway Drive
Avon, Ohio 44011
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Each emergency department is staffed by specially trained physicians, nurses, technicians and other health care professionals able to provide efficient care when it is needed most. View the wait times at each emergency care location.

Conditions that Require Emergency Medical Attention

A medical emergency is defined as an injury or illness that is acute and poses an immediate risk to a person’s life or long-term health. Conditions that require emergency care may include:

  • Broken bones, such as leg, hip or arm
  • Injuries to the head, neck or spine
  • Intense pain
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Medication or drug overdose
  • Poisoning
  • Severe breathing problems
  • Severe dementia or depression
  • Suicide attempts
  • Symptoms of a heart attack or stroke
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Uncontrolled vomiting or diarrhea

About the Emergency Departments at UH Elyria Medical Center

All three of our emergency departments are staffed and equipped to handle emergency conditions, including traumas. Should specialized treatment be required at another local facility, each of our emergency departments feature local air medical transport services.

UH Elyria Medical Center is a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence AwardA coordinated effort between our emergency personnel, local EMS, surgeons, pharmacy, imaging services, respiratory staff, rehabilitation specialists, social workers and spiritual support enables us to provide comprehensive care from moments after the injury and throughout the healing process.

UH Elyria Medical Center is a recipient of the Healthgrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ for three Years in a Row (2009/2010, 2010/2011 and 2011/2012) and is ranked among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Emergency Medicine for three years in a row (2010-2012).*

* As of January 2013, Healthgrades is no longer evaluating Emergency Medicine.

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If there is a medical emergency, always dial 911.

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