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Emergency Services

If you think you may be having a medical emergency, call 911.

The Emergency Department (ED) at South Georgia Medical Center is open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to provide emergency care to persons suffering the effects of serious accidents, injuries and illnesses.

The Emergency Entrance is located off of Cowart Street facing the back of Mathis Auditorium. Parking is available near the ED entrance. The 34-bed Emergency department and 9-bed Fast Track serve approximately 4,800 patients each month. 

The ED is staffed with registered nurses, patient care technicians (PCT), and board certified emergency physicians.

Fast Track

The Fast Track is staffed with registered nurses, PCT, mid-level providers and board certified emergency physicians.

The ED physicians are not employed by the hospital and like our radiologists and anesthesiologists, they bill separately for their services.


SGMC opened the first helipad on the main campus in Fall of 2012.  Transports are used primarily to take patients to specialty hospitals for major trauma, including brain and burn care. The addition of the helipad allows the three air ambulance services that operate in our region a convenient, safe, permanent, specifically-designed location at which to land.


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Patient Satisfaction is Very Important

Patient satisfaction is a very important part of the care process at SGMC. We want you to feel you received very good care so that you feel confident coming to SGMC and recommending our services to others. We encourage you to share both positive and negative comments with any member of our team. If we have not met your expectations, please let your caregivers know before you leave. Randomly selected patients will receive a Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction survey call. We encourage you to complete the survey.

Non Emergency Options

Patients with non-emergency illnesses or injuries should not seek care in an Emergency Room. Patients that need medical treatment for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries have several options available in our area. If it is during normal business hours, seek care at one of our affiliated physicians offices or you may visit Health Care South, an SGMC medical clinic for patients needing primary care services and walk-in care. For children up to age 18 (provided they are under the care of a pediatrician) SGMC provides Youth Care for after-hour treatment of minor illnesses and injuries.