South Baldwin Regional Medical Center
offers emergency care services when you need them most. The emergency department team is ready to assist you in emergency situations.
All patients who come to the Emergency Department will receive a screening exam performed by a medical professional.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our registration clerks or an emergency department technician and asked to provide some basic demographic information and photo identification.
After completing the registration process, you will be seen by the triage nurse, who will assess your vital signs and collect a brief history of your current problem, as well as current medications and allergies. It is very important that you let the triage nurse know all the medications you take at home. This includes any over-the-counter medications or herbal remedies.
Triage is a French word that means "to sort." The duty of the triage nurse is to make sure the patients with the most serious injuries or illnesses are seen first. We do not see patients according to the time that they arrive in the Emergency Department, but according to the seriousness of their injury or illness. Please be aware that patients with less urgent conditions may have longer wait times if patients arrive with life-threatening or more serious injuries or illnesses.
As soon as a room becomes available, you will be escorted to a treatment room. If you are asked to wait in the waiting room until a treatment room becomes available:
While in the Emergency Department, your care team may order a few diagnostic tests. These tests have an approximate turnaround time of:
These times are not exact and may vary depending on the type and number of tests ordered and current patient volumes.
If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
For more information, please call:
1613 N. McKenzie Street
Foley, AL 36535