Pardon Our Dust:
ER Expansion Project Begins

Construction is now underway on an exciting project to expand the Emergency Room at St. Joseph's Medical Center to meet the growing needs of our community. We are  adding 8,000 square feet to our ER, increasing our square footage by almost 60% and adding an additional 24 treatment spaces.

This new project will both  update our space and transform your experience, by helping us to maximize our efficiency, reduce wait times, and offer more privacy for patients and loved ones during difficult times. 

Our new and improved ER will  debut in 2017. 

ER, Urgent Care or Office Visit:
Getting the Right Type of Care for Your Condition

When you or a loved one is facing an illness or injury, you'll need to decide how serious it is and how soon to seek medical care. Here are a few tips to help you choose when it's time to call your doctor, visit an urgent care center or go to the emergency department:
  • If your problem is life threatening or could leave you permanently disabled, call 911 and get to the nearest emergency department
  • If you are caring for a child and you believe the child needs to be seen by a doctor right away, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department
  • If your problem is not life threatening, but you are concerned and you cannot see your doctor right away, seek an urgent care center
  • If you have a common illness, such as a cold, flu, migraine, minor injury or rash, it's best to call your doctor before seeking out additional care
  • If you're in doubt about what to do, check to see if your insurance offers a nurse telephone advice line and give them a call
Find a Doctor

Use our online  Find a Doctor  tool, or call  800.677.4491  to get connected to a doctor that's right for you.