Emergency services in Pulaski County, Virginia

In an emergency, every minute counts. At LewisGale Hospital Pulaski, we are dedicated to providing fast, quality emergency care to patients in and around Pulaski County. Our emergency medical physicians and highly trained nurses are ready 24/7 to provide expert treatment in your time of need.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Getting to our emergency room (ER)

When you first enter the ER at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski, you can sign in at the kiosk and emergency staff will direct you toward the next steps. We have a free parking lot available out front for your convenience.

Whether or not you have insurance or are able to pay, you will be medically screened, evaluated and stabilized.

Recognized for emergency heart care


LewisGale Hospital Pulaski is recognized as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology This designation notes our expertise in efficiently diagnosing heart attack and providing rapid, effective treatment.

When to go to the ER

If you're experiencing any of the below symptoms or conditions, you should visit an ER immediately:

  • Animal or suspicious bug/spider bite
  • Bleeding from a cut or wound that won't stop
  • Breathing or respiratory issues
  • Chest pain accompanied by sweating, dizziness and nausea (indications of a heart attack)
  • Head injury or concussion
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness and changes in vision, which are signs of a stroke
  • Traumatic injury
  • Uncontrolled bleeding from a cut or wound
If you're not sure if you should go to the ER, you can call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line.

FastTrack ER

For patients who need immediate medical attention but are not experiencing a life-threatening condition, our FastTrack ER is a way to receive expedited care. FastTrack ER services are available 24/7 and can be accessed through the ER entrance.

What to expect at our ER

We want make your visit to the ER as quick and comfortable as possible. When you arrive at the emergency room, we let you know what to expect during your time at the ER, and we encourage you to ask questions so you have the information you need.

Providing emergency care before you arrive

We were the first hospital system in Southwest Virginia to use new technology that connects our hospital with emergency medical services (EMS) in the field through a cloud-based communication network and mobile app.

This advanced system enables our ER specialists to diagnose a life-threatening event (such as a stroke, heart attack, shock or sepsis) before a patient even arrives at our emergency room. It also allows us to activate the appropriate healthcare team to begin administering immediate, lifesaving care as soon as the patient arrives, further increasing the odds of a successful recovery.

Emergency care at HCA Virginia

Emergency care is the treatment of emergent medical conditions. It is generally performed in an emergency room, but can also refer to treatment in an ambulance. Emergency medicine physicians may treat patients with injuries or infections, in addition to life-threatening conditions.

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