If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 for an ambulance — an emergency rescue vehicle can take you to the emergency department more quickly and safely than a friend or family member.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has two emergency departments in Columbus providing round-the-clock care for any medical emergency. As part of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, we have specialized teams and procedures in place to speed care for life-threatening emergencies, including heart attack and stroke.
Seek emergency care if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms:
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Difficulty speaking
- Fainting, sudden dizziness or weakness
- Changes in vision
- Sudden or severe pain or abdominal pain
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Severe headache
- Suicidal feelings
MyChart users can view wait times and let the emergency department know you’re on your way.
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