To best serve our patients, our Emergency Department is no longer providing COVID-19 testing for patients unless a patient has significant symptoms of COVID-19, like shortness of breath, and hospital admission is anticipated.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 for an ambulance.
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.
Where should I go for care? – Immediate Care vs. Emergency Room
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