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Emergency Services


Emergency Care

Help is just minutes away for Henderson County residents at ETMC Athens. Patients can expect the care of a physician available around the clock.

ETMC Emergency Medical Service (EMS) provides ambulance service to and from the hospital, with air ambulance transport also available from Air 1 helicopters, one of which is stationed at ETMC Athens. Non-emergency transfers are also available by calling (800)255-2011.

More about our emergency services

A high level of training
We recognize that one of the most important factors in trauma and emergency care is making accurate diagnoses quickly. Achieving this goal requires that our physicians have advanced trauma training and be immediately available. Hospital support professionals - such as the nursing, lab and radiology staff - are also ready to respond quickly to the special needs of trauma patients.

Careful planning
As a Level IV trauma center, we actively plan for specialized needs. Advance planning, which includes written agreements with the leading referral hospitals, ensures that no delay occurs in the transfer process. As a result, ETMC Athens has become a seamless part of the state's most advanced trauma systems.