AVERAGE WAIT

Wait times are an average and provided for informational purposes only. What does this mean?

ER Wait Times You Can Trust

Our ER Wait Times

Average ER Wait

Wait times are an average and provided for informational purposes only. What does this mean?


We believe in providing emergency room wait times you can trust. Our ER wait times for all LewisGale emergency rooms are posted online to help you chose the best ER location.

About ER Wait Times

  • ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. If you’re having a medical emergency, call 911.
  • The ER wait time represents the time it takes to see a qualified medical professional, defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). ER wait times represent a four-hour rolling average updated every 30 minutes,and is defined as the time of patient arrival until the time the patient is greeted by a qualified medical professional. Patients are triaged at arrival and are then seen by a qualified medical professional in priority order based on their presenting complaint and reason for visit. National average wait time is one hour, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HCA hospitals strive to beat the national average.