Overview

Open 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

Open 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

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University of Utah Hospital emergency room is located north of the hospital main entrance in the Eccles Critical Care Pavilion. There is short-term parking for emergency patients who are able to drive themselves or for persons who accompany them.

Trauma 1 Facility

The University of Utah Hospital emergency room is a fully approved Trauma 1 facility and referral center staffed by physicians 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

ER Wait Times

On average, most visits spend four to six hours in the ER for treatment requiring basic laboratory and X-ray studies. Visits that require more in-depth studies or the input of a specialist may take longer.

Patient Priority

We see patients based on the level of need and not the order in which they arrive at the emergency department. Please be patient and we will treat you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Visiting a Patient

Patients are allowed one visitor in their room at a time, unless the emergency department staff deems otherwise. To be considerate to other ER patients, please have children stay with an adult in the waiting room.

Arrival of Patients

If your family member/friend has arrived by ambulance or air transport, we are caring for their their urgent needs. We will keep you informed and allow you to visit your loved one as soon as possible.

Care Team

Our care team, under the direct supervision of a board-certified emergency physician, consists of:

  • physicians,
  • physician assistants,
  • nurse practitioners,
  • registered nurses, and
  • emergency medical technicians.

During your visit any combination of these highly skilled individuals may provide your care. If needed, they will also arrange a consultation with a specialist.

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Questions?

If you have questions or concerns about your care, please speak with your nurse or the charge nurse. If your questions or concerns aren't solved to your satisfaction, please contact the emergency department manager or customer service.

Emergency Department Manager: 801-581-2291