Parkwest cares for all patients who present to emergency care center (ED), regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. We treat approximately 50,000 patients a year in our ED.
There are several factors that can cause lengthy wait times.
Once you are in the ED treatment room, the emergency physician or Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) may order lab tests or X-rays to help them diagnosis your condition. There is typically a wait of an hour or more for most diagnostic studies. Many people who come to the ED are very sick and must be admitted to the hospital.