Nobody wants to need it, but most people do at some time...
The Mountain View Hospital Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve our community's health care needs. We always have fully qualified technicians, nurses and board-certified physicians on staff to help you — and our wait times are on average much shorter than anyone around. Our wait times are usually 30 minutes or less.
When you arrive at the Emergency Department, a triage nurse will evaluate you. The purpose of triage is to sort and prioritize patients according to complaint and symptoms presented. You will receive medical attention according to the seriousness of your symptoms, illness, or injury as determined by the triage nurse.
The nurse will ask you a few questions to determine the reason for your visit:
- What medications are you taking?
- What allergies do you have?
- What is the name of your doctor?
- What is your medical history?
- What is your birth date and/or social security number so that the nurse can pre-register your information into the computer?
Next, the nurse will take your vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature) and ask you to sign a consent allowing the Emergency Department to treat you. After you are assigned to a room in the Emergency Department, a nurse and a physician will evaluate you. Registration is completed at the bedside.
Mountain View Hospital is living up to our “Not Bigger. Just Better.” promise.