Please do not eat or drink anything in the emergency department until
you have been evaluated by a doctor. This allows tests and treatments in
the emergency department to be done safely and accurately.
If you have a medical condition that requires you to eat or drink
liquids, or if the emergency department physician determines that you
are able to eat or take liquids, please advise us of any special dietary
requests or needs you have.
To provide a comfortable and safe environment in the emergency
department, we ask that you limit the number of visitors to two at a
time. This is necessary to ensure your privacy, as well as the privacy
of other patients in the emergency department.
Please have a family member take home money, jewelry, home medications
and other valuables. Unnecessary items should also be taken home.
Telephones in the emergency department are provided upon request. You
may also use the phone located in the waiting room. Cell phone use is
permitted with reception. We ask that you set your phone to quiet and
refrain from use during interactions with medical professionals and care
providers. Due to privacy, no photos or video may be taken in the