Emergency Room

 

In an emergency, you need quality care quickly. Pointe Coupee General Hospital offers a complete range of emergency services in our emergency room. With the latest in lifesaving technology, we are equipped to handle a variety of critical care situations for children, adults, and seniors.

If you are experiencing a true emergency, you should call 911 immediately or go quickly to the nearest emergency room. Pointe Coupee General Hospital's emergency room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the treatment of significant health issues that require immediate care.

Visit your nearest ER for things like:

 
  • Abdominal Pain

  • Acute Arthritis (Rheumatoid, Gout, Osteoarthritis)

  • Allergic Reactions

  • Blood Clots

  • Bronchitis

  • Chest Pain

  • Dehydration

  • Fever/Flu

  • Headaches/Migraines

  • Heat Stroke (heat-related illnesses)

  • Irregular Heart Rhythms

  • Pneumonia

  • Serious Infections

  • Shortness of Breath (difficulty breathing)

  • Tachycardia (rapid heart beats)

  • Vomiting

 

What to Bring

While most emergency room visits aren’t planned, there are some things that can be helpful to have with you, if you have the ability.

  • Photo ID

  • Health insurance card

  • List of medications

  • Contact information for your primary care physician and specialists

Check-in and Triage

When you arrive in the emergency room, your first stop should be the registration desk. Patients are seen based on the severity of their illness, so depending on your condition, you may be asked to wait in the waiting room until a physician is available to assess and treat you.

If you aren’t taken to an exam room immediately, you will be evaluated by a nurse to determine the severity of your injury or illness. Please avoid eating or drinking until after you are seen by a physician.

Going Home

When your physician determines you are ready to leave the ER, you will meet with your care team to discuss follow-up care, medications, and other instructions.

If You Are Admitted

If your ER physician determines you need further care, you may be admitted into a private room inside the hospital, in the unit most appropriate for your needs. Once admitted, a care team who specializes in your type of condition will continue or start your care.

Billing

After an emergency room visit, you will receive separate bills for services received in the hospital. In addition to the Pointe Coupee General Hospital bill, you may receive bills from the lab, from an emergency room physician or radiologist who cared for you or interpreted your test results while in the emergency room.

For more information about your bill, please contact our billing department by clicking here. For information about our standard charges, click here.


 
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Safe Haven for Babies

Pointe Coupee General Hospital is a designated Safe Haven. This means that any parent may anonymously leave their infant child, up to 30 days old, with the intent of placing the child up for adoption, without fear of prosecution. In order to meet the criteria for Safe Haven, the child must be given to a hospital employee and not simply left unattended.

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No Firearms

Pointe Coupee General Hospital is a firearms-free facility. Firearms are prohibited on the hospital’s campus.

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No Smoking

Pointe Coupee General Hospital is a tobacco-free facility. Smoking is prohibited on the hospital’s campus. If you smoke and need assistance with quitting, talk to a nurse about our smoking cessation program.

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No Illegal Drugs or Alcohol

Pointe Coupee General Hospital is an illegal drugs- and alcohol-free facility. Illegal drugs and alcohol are prohibited on the hospital’s campus.