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Emergency care

Emergency care is the treatment of unexpected, severe medical injuries or infections. It is typically delivered in an emergency room or an ambulance. Our emergency medicine physicians stabilize your condition as quickly as possible to prepare you for the next step of care or discharge.

Emergency room (ER) in Highlands, North Carolina

No matter what, your health and safety is always our first priority.

At Highlands-Cashier Hospital, the team of experts in our emergency room offers rapid attention and compassionate care. We are dedicated to treating physical and mental health emergencies any time, any day.

Medical airlift services

Our 24/7, regional helicopter service — Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) — provides transport if you are critically ill or injured within a 150-mile radius of Asheville. This enables our adult and pediatric care teams to get you the life-saving care you need.

Our 24/7, regional helicopter service — Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) — provides transport if you are critically ill or injured within a 150-mile radius of Asheville. This enables our adult and pediatric care teams to get you the life-saving care you need.

Conditions and injuries requiring emergency care

Our experienced doctors are trained to treat urgent and life-threatening conditions, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Arm weakness
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion
  • Deep cuts
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Eye injuries
  • Facial drooping
  • Fever
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Seizures
  • Severe vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Speech difficulty
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Weakness

Services provided in our emergency room

We are here to treat your mental and physical health emergencies with empathy and urgency.

Features of our emergency department

Our emergency room is equipped with the latest technology, enabling our doctors to provide timely and comprehensive care to you and your loved ones. We offer private exam rooms to ensure you are comfortable and safe, as well as Fast Track areas for injuries or illnesses that are less severe. Other features include:

  • Emergency response protocol for heart attacks
  • Evaluation of emergency conditions
  • Expedited transfers from regional facilities
  • Mental health intake and assessment
  • Treatment of pain and other symptoms related

Stroke and heart attack care

Certified by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, our emergency department is capable of handling even the most complex strokes.

When it comes to stroke and heart care, we only use the most up-to-date and evidence-based treatment methods to ensure the health of your heart. Regardless of the type or severity of your condition, you will receive rapid attention from our trained and qualified specialists.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, do not wait to seek treatment. Our emergency department is safe and ready to help 24/7.

Our Emergency care Locations

Currently Viewing:

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
190 Hospital Dr
Highlands, NC 28741
 (828) 526 - 1200

Currently Viewing:

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
190 Hospital Dr
Highlands, NC 28741
 (828) 526 - 1200
Angel Medical Center
124 One Center Court
Franklin, NC 28734
 (828) 524 - 8411

12.3 miles

Transylvania Regional Hospital
260 Hospital Dr
Brevard, NC 28712
 (828) 884 - 9111

29.2 miles

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