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Emergency Department

Our Services During COVID-19

Our emergency department continues to operate 24/7. Those coming into Emergency are allowed one essential care partner.

Our emergency department entrance is the only entrance into the hospital at this time and all visitors/patients are seen at our screening desk. As a reminder, masks are required at all times in the hospital. We strongly encourage visitors/patients to bring their own mask (to help us conserve our supply of medical-grade masks).

(Updated August 19, 2020)

SLMHC provides a fully staffed emergency department (ER) 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

When arriving at the registration desk at the emergency entrance, individuals will be asked to report their main medical complaint, health card number, address and allergies. The patient will then be triaged by an emergency nurse and will be asked to provide a history of their medical complaint, report any medications they are taking and participate in a nursing assessment. Triage scoring is done at this time to help determine a pathway for care.

How do I request this service?

  • For emergencies call 911
  • Walk-in patients
  • Referrals:  Follow-up appointments for ER can be made for holidays, weekends and evenings when day medicine is closed