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 Emergency

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​In an emergency, minutes - even seconds count. Getting prompt care can make a difference.

Symptoms that are sudden or severe such as chest pain, shortness of breath or weakness on one side/facial droop can be life threatening or life altering. Call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing these symptoms.

Other emergency symptoms include:

  • Fainting/loss of consciousness/change in vision
  • Change in mental state
  • Deep cuts/bleeding that won't stop
  • Sudden, severe pain anywhere in the body
  • High fever/fever with rash
  • Seizures
  • Severe or repeated vomiting
  • Serious burns

Butler Health System's Emergency team features fully credentialled/certified staff and medics. Care is always supervised by a physician.

 

 Emergency Fast Facts

 
  • ​A streamlined registration process and improved efficiencies can help you to feel better faster
  • ​Dedicated area for urgent care matters such as strains, sprains, or simple fractures​
  • ​Separate area for treatment of Behavioral Health or Drug & Alcohol issues
  • Pediatric Hospitalists onsite 24/7 with specialized training with asthma, dehydration and other pediatric issues​
  • Instant wireless technology improves internal communication between staff ​and electronic medical records and can shorten your visit
  • An X-Ray and CT Scanner within the Emergency Department can help to speed your care​
  • In partnership with local Emergency Medical Services, EKGs can be faxed right from the ambulance so that care can begin as soon as you arrive at the hospital.
  • Should there be a need for additional cardiovascular care, Butler Health System has received numerous accolades for its heart care​
  • Perscriptions can be filled M - Th from 9 am - 5:30 pm and Fridays from 7 am - 4:30 pm at the BHS Retail Pharmacy, an onsite resource for your prescriptions, medical equipment or convenience items
  • Convenient and free parking is available outside of the Emergency Room and in the Tower Parking Lot​
  • Austin's Playroom offers children a safe environment for play. Children must have adult supervison while in the playroom​
  • ​Our chapel, located in the Tower lobby is available to meet your spiritual needs
  • For the safety of our patients, BHS has "No Firearms" policies in effect ​
  • Because of HIPPA regulations, medical advice cannot be given over the phone to patients or family members​