Emergency Services

If you think you may be having a medical emergency, call 9 - 1 - 1.

The Emergency Department (ED) provides patients with a high level of care when they need it most. Designed to handle almost every type of emergent and critical care situation, the ED treats nearly 60,000 patients a year. The facility is equipped with 40 acute care beds, all with state-of-the-art bedside monitoring equipment. An on-site helipad provides rapid transfer of patients with life-threatening conditions.

The ED is a Certified Primary Stroke Center and SGMC has the only open heart surgery program in the region. The Stroke Team and Heart and Vascular Team are always available to treat life-threatening cardiac emergencies.


When To Go

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms you should go to the nearest emergency room or call 911:
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure 
  • Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness 
  • Changes in vision 
  • Confusion or changes in mental status
  • Any sudden or severe pain 
  • Unexplained stupor, drowsiness or disorientation
  • Uncontrolled bleeding 
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea 
  • Coughing or vomiting blood 
  • Difficulty speaking 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Suicidal Feelings 
  • Unusual abdominal pain 

The ED treats patients dealing with serious injuries, life-threatening illnesses, and multiple system organ failures. For non-emergent injuries and minor illnesses visit SGMC Urgent Care, located at 4280 North Valdosta Road and open every day 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.


Facilities

South Georgia Medical Center
Emergency Department
2501 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

When to go:
  • Severe accidents/injuries
  • Heart attack/chest pain
  • Stroke
  • Head or back injuries
  • Trouble breathing
  • Orthopedics

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SGMC Berrien Campus
Emergency Department

1221 McPherson Avenue
Nashville, GA 
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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When to go:
  • Minor illnesses or injuries 
  • Sprains and minor fractures 
  • Minor wounds 

SGMC Lanier Campus
Emergency Department

116 West Thigpen Avenue
Lakeland, GA
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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When to go:
  • Minor illnesses or injuries 
  • Sprains and minor fractures 
  • Minor wounds