Emergency Room at UH Ahuja Medical Center
Emergency Room Near You in Beachwood and Surrounding Cities
3999 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
24 hours a day,
365 days a year
In the event of a life-threatening emergency, patients should call 9-1-1 or visit the nearest emergency department immediately.
COVID-19 Testing for Patients
To best serve our patients experiencing medical emergencies, we are no longer providing COVID-19 testing for patients in our emergency department, unless admission to the hospital is anticipated.
For a majority of people, having COVID-19 is not a medical emergency. The condition does not require immediate medical attention unless you are having severe, life-threatening symptoms, which may include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Fever of 103 degrees or higher
- Racing heart
- Confusion or difficulty walking
- Bluish lips or face
- Severe cough or headache
- Chest pain or pressure
If you are having milder COVID-19 symptoms it is safe to stay home to recover without seeing a doctor unless severe or life-threatening symptoms develop.
Emergency Care, Orthopedic Injury Clinic or Urgent Care? Where to go for care.
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Walk-in care for minor injuries or illnesses that need to be treated the same-day.
Coming June 2023
UH Ahuja Phase 2 expansion will transform emergency care on the east side, expanding capacity for complex cases. Because nearly 70 percent of hospital inpatients are admitted through the emergency department, the effort will include expansion of surgical and imaging services as well as improvements to inpatient care.
The new Center for Emergency Medicine will provide:
- Emergency service
Delivering expert care in the moments you need it most, the new UH Ahuja Emergency Department will include 30 patient beds, a flexible pediatrics zone and five isolation rooms for patients with symptoms of an infectious disease. The new space will also house dedicated behavioral health rooms.
- Fast Track Unit
All emergencies are not created equal. The Fast Track Unit will deliver quick care to patients with less critical needs, preserving the general emergency room for those with complex, life-threatening conditions. The addition of a triage process and Fast Track care will curb wait times and expedite patient care.
- Short-stay observation
Sometimes, patients need to be under medical observation for several hours but do not need to be admitted for inpatient stay. The current emergency department at UH Ahuja Medical Center will be transformed into a 20-bed, short-stay unit, allowing patients to receive up to 24-hours of observational care without being admitted. The short-stay unit will free beds in the ED for patient admissions.
- Trauma care
For major traumatic events such as falls, car accidents and gunshots, advanced emergency services are critical. The expanded ED at UH Ahuja will include Level II trauma care, ensuring 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons and in the key specialties of orthopedics, neurology, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.
- Surgical care
Surgeries come in two varieties: elective and emergency. Elective surgeries are on the rise; however, minimally invasive techniques and a preference to heal at home are making many of these surgeries available on an outpatient basis. The new outpatient surgical center at UH Ahuja will add eight new operating rooms and 32 pre-/post-op beds to meet this mounting community need. In the process, the hospital’s existing operating suites will be freed for complex, emergency surgeries.
- Advanced imaging
Diagnostic imaging is often key for fast and personalized treatment. The 3,000 square-foot Emergency Medicine Imaging Unit will include computed tomography (CT), ultrasound and X-ray to promote prompt and efficient diagnosis. It also offers advanced imaging for patients suffering from cardiac events and will be the only community location equipped to deliver life-saving, emergency stroke interventions.
Why choose UH Ahuja Emergency Room?
University Hospitals Ahuja Emergency Room located in Beachwood, Ohio delivers 24-hour emergency care to adult and pediatric patients in a state-of-the-art facility. Our emergency room offers immediate access to an expert team of multidisciplinary specialists and is equipped with the most advanced technology available.
Staff led by board-certified physicians and nurses within a full-service hospital
High-quality emergency care for adult and pediatric patients
Access to care at Cleveland’s premier health care system and top-ranked specialists
Quick Heart Attack Response
EMS personnel use remote STEMI EKG readings to notify hospital staff of heart attack and to prepare for patient’s arrival
Life Flight Availability
Safe, fast helicopter transport of critically ill or injured
Clinical Decision Unit
23-hour patient observation without a hospital admission
Targeted temperature management therapy regulates body temperature for cardiac patients
On-site Lab and X-ray
Equipped with on-site lab and X-ray capabilities to provide results right away which allows for rapid diagnosis and immediate treatment
Provides high-quality, safe patient care to achieve excellent clinical outcomes while always considering patient needs and preferences
Free on-site, self-parking that is monitored 24/7 by security for all patients and visitors
Treatment for Trauma and Emergencies
- Head trauma or eye injury
- Bleeding that cannot be stopped
- Brain injuries
- Severe abdominal pain
- Migraine/severe headache
Heart Attack Symptoms
Heart Attack Symptoms
- Chest pain
- Wheezing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Tingling or discomfort
- Heartburn feeling
- Cold sweat
- Nausea or vomiting
- Very high or low vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate or temperature
Signs of a Stroke
Signs of a Stroke
- Fainting or dizziness
- Sudden numbness or weakness
- One side of the face is drooping
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficulty seeing or blurred vision in one or both eyes
- Loss of balance/coordination
- Change in mental state
- Thoughts of suicide
- Substance abuse
- Broken bones and fractures
- Joint pain, dislocation or injury
- Blistering, large burns or extensive rash
- Tendon and ligament injuries
UH Ahuja’s Emergency Department Achievements
Achieved accreditation as a Chest Pain Center for reducing time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack
Earned Primary Stroke Center certification stroke care
Received the American Heart Association 2022 Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus award for stroke care
5 Steps of Emergency Care
- Triage - process of determining the severity of condition
- Registration - gather patient information and obtain consent for treatment
- Treatment – every patients receives treatment from a doctor or mid-level practitioner
- Reevaluation – evaluate test results to determine type of treatment
- Discharge - receive instructions to follow after leaving the emergency room
Training in Emergency Services
UH Ahuja Medical Center, in conjunction with the UH EMS Institute, is the region's leader in training and emergency care protocol development. Our emergency staff works closely with the region's EMS providers. ER physicians provide medical direction for over 30 EMS squads. Due to our strong collaboration with the EMS community we have been able to enhance our ability to provide life-saving care.
Training programs include:
- Continuing medical education
- CPR training
- Basic life support
- Advanced cardiac life support
- Pediatric advanced life support
- CPR and AED Training in schools and for the community
Insurance & Payment
We accept all major medical insurance providers, including Medical Mutual of Ohio (MMO) SuperMed. Co-pays, deductibles and items not covered by insurance are paid at the time of your visit.
Know Where To Go For Care
When bumps and bruises, sprains and pains, fever and falls happen you may need an alternative option to primary care. Making the best health care decisions for your family starts with knowing where to go.
Emergency Care for Kids
When your child needs emergency care, UH Rainbow Emergency Rooms offer convenient, kid-friendly medical care from board-certified physicians.