Emergency Department Wait Times

Life-threatening emergencies

For life-threatening emergencies please call 911 or go directly to your nearest emergency department

The estimated waiting time to see a physician in Emergency is approximate and is for informational purposes only. Please remember, we provide care to the most critical cases first. Estimated wait times are updated every 2 minutes (see the disclaimer).

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Disclaimer: These emergency department wait times are being provided for general information only. Please be advised that the wait times can change significantly and immediately, without warning and therefore are not guaranteed. Patients will be seen in the emergency department based on their medical condition and the severity of their situation.

Due to changing demands in emergency departments, these wait times may not be the time you will need to wait once you arrive at the emergency department. The provision of the wait times on the AHS website are not medical advice or a recommendation of one emergency department over another.

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AHS does not assume and is not responsible for any liability whatsoever arising from any person’s use of this website or from any person’s decision to access any of the services referred to in the website.

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