Emergency Room at UH Elyria Medical Center 

Emergency Room Near You in Elyria and Surrounding Cities

Address

630 East River Street
Elyria, Ohio 44035
440-329-7500

Hours

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.

Learn more about COVI-19 Testing

Emergency Care, Orthopedic Injury Clinic or Urgent Care? Where to go for care.

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Why choose UH Elyria Emergency Room?

At UH Elyria Medical Center, our ER experts provide high-quality 24/7 care for adult and pediatric patients. Our experts are trained to handle the most challenging cases, time-sensitive surgeries and traumatic injuries for every emergency from chest pain to trauma – and everything in between. The State of Ohio has designated UH Elyria Medical Center as a provisional adult level III trauma center. Residents of Elyria and surrounding communities who experience injuries of mild to moderate acuity can now be treated close to home.

Experienced Staff

Staff led by board-certified physicians and nurses within a full-service hospital

24/7, 365

High-quality emergency care for adult and pediatric patients

Comprehensive Care

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

Life-Saving Technology

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

Patient-Centered Care

Provides high-quality, safe patient care to achieve excellent clinical outcomes while always considering patient needs and preferences

On-site Parking

Free on-site, self-parking that is monitored 24/7 by security for all patients and visitors

Treatment for Trauma and Emergencies

Trauma

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Trauma

  • Concussion
  • Fainting
  • Head trauma or eye injury
  • Seizures
  • Overdoses
  • Bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • Brain injuries
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Assault
  • Migraine/severe headache

Heart Attack Symptoms

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Heart Attack Symptoms

  • Chest pain
  • Wheezing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Tingling or discomfort
  • Heartburn feeling
  • Cold sweat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Very high or low vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate or temperature

Signs of a Stroke

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Signs of a Stroke

  • Fainting or dizziness
  • Sudden numbness or weakness
  • Confusion
  • One side of the face is drooping
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty seeing or blurred vision in one or both eyes
  • Loss of balance/coordination

Behavioral Health

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Behavioral Health

  • Change in mental state
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Substance abuse

Physical Injuries

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Physical Injuries

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Joint pain, dislocation or injury
  • Blistering, large burns or extensive rash
  • Tendon and ligament injuries

Hazardous Materials

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Hazardous Materials

  • Poisoning

UH Elyria’s Emergency Department Achievements

Designated a Level III trauma center for ability to treat trauma without transfer

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 award for stroke care

University Hospitals is recognized as Gold Plus by the American Heart Association with its Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite designation

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 Elyria 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.