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Emergency Services

Here for you when the unexpected happens

Exterior shot of the Emergency Department entrance at Prowers Medical Center

Our top-notch emergency team is well prepared to care for you when the unexpected happens, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our skilled team treats a variety of medical conditions, ranging from lacerations and illnesses to life threatening injuries.

Team members are specially-trained in emergency medicine and trauma care and hold many advanced certifications. Our emergency department (ED) services a 60-mile radius and treats 6,000 patients a year.

Our registered nurses hold certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum (TNCC) and Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC).

We value our patients’ privacy by offering a private consultation area, 7 patient beds, patient-specific bathrooms, and a secluded, private hallway for patient transport. The new facility completed in 2016 spans 9,500 square feet and offers a pleasant and efficient setting.

Recent Enhancements

  • Dedicated triage room

  • State-of-the art trauma rooms

  • Private exam rooms and registration area

  • Psychiatric illness room with added safety features

  • Negative pressure exam room

  • Closed-in ambulance bay with decontamination shower

  • Eye wash station

  • Physician work area, expansive nurses’ station

  • Secured, dedicated entrance for safety and privacy

  • Helipad for safe transport

When to visit the ED

While not a complete list, here are guidelines for when to visit the ED, and when to visit the medical clinic. Do not hesitate to come to the emergency department when the health concern is pressing.

ED – When you need care NOW

  • Accidents, falls

  • Coughing up blood or vomiting

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure

  • Emotional distress that’s severe, or suicidal thoughts

  • Fainting, sudden dizziness or weakness

  • Changes in vision

  • Difficulty speaking, confusion, changes in mental status

  • Any sudden or severe pain

  • Uncontrolled bleeding

  • Heart attack or stroke signs

  • Injury, head injury

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Paralysis

  • Poisoning, drug overdose

  • Severe burns

  • High fever in infants

Contact Us

In case of emergency, call 911
24/7 care available
(719) 336-6735

401 Kendall Drive, Lamar