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Emergency Services

University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center offers three full-service emergency departments that are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  Conveniently located in Elyria, Amherst and Avon, you can feel good knowing that expert, compassionate emergency care is close by.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.




UH Elyria Medical Center
630 East River Street
Elyria, Ohio 44035

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UH Amherst Health Center
254 Cleveland Avenue
Amherst, Ohio 44001

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UH Avon Health Center
1997 Healthway Drive
Avon, Ohio 44011

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All three UH Elyria Medical Center emergency departments are staffed by specially-trained physicians, nurses, technicians and other healthcare professionals who can provide the care you need, right when you need it most.  Click here to view the current wait times at each of our three ERs.

What is a medical emergency?

A medical emergency is an injury or illness that is acute, and poses an immediate risk to a person’s life or long-term health.  Conditions that require emergency care may include the following:

  • Symptoms of a heart attack or stroke
  • Intense pain
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe breathing problems
  • Injuries to the head, neck or spine
  • Uncontrolled vomiting or diarrhea
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Broken bones, such as leg, hip or arm
  • Poisoning
  • Medication or drug overdose
  • Severe dementia or depression
  • Suicide attempts

About the Emergency Departments of UH Elyria Medical Center

All three of our emergency departments are staffed and equipped to handle the emergency conditions listed above, including traumas.  Should specialized treatment be required at a tertiary facility, each emergency department features local air medical transport services.

A coordinated effort between our emergency personnel, local EMS, surgeons, pharmacy, imaging services, respiratory staff, rehabilitation specialists, social workers and spiritual care enables us to provide complete and comprehensive care just moments after the injury throughout the healing process.

UH Elyria Medical Center is a recipient of the Healthgrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2009/2010, 2010/2011, and 2011/2012) and is ranked among the Top 5% in the Nation for Emergency Medicine for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012).*

* As of January 2013, Healthgrades is no longer evaluating Emergency Medicine




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