Emergency Room at UH Parma Medical Center
Emergency Room Near You in Parma and Surrounding Cities
7007 Powers Boulevard
Parma, OH 44129
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.
Why choose UH Parma Emergency Room?
University Hospitals Parma Medical Center located in Parma, Ohio delivers 24-hour emergency care to patients of all ages 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 Parma’s Emergency Department Achievements
Designated a provisional 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 Elite 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 Parma 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.