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ER Wait Times Explained

Jackson Hospital emergency room wait times are approximate and intended for informational purposes only.

If you are having an emergency, please CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!

ER wait times may change very quickly depending on patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. All patients are evaluated by a nurse upon arrival. Patients with life-threatening conditions will be seen before those with less serious problems or ailments.

Jackson Hospital ER wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned to a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. The wait times are averaged over the past four hours and are refreshed at least every hour. Based on a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average ER wait time is approximately 60 minutes.