The Emergency Department at Jefferson Hospital

If you or a loved one need immediate care for a critical illness or injury, the emergency care team at AHN Jefferson Hospital is always standing by. Open 24/7, our emergency department is equipped with cutting-edge innovations to deliver fast, expert care. 

Are you currently experiencing a medical emergency? Dial 911 immediately or visit your closest emergency department. Check wait times at Jefferson Hospital and other AHN facilities. 

Why choose us

The AHN Jefferson Hospital Emergency Department is equipped with 44 state-of-the-art rooms that can accommodate all ages and illnesses. Beyond that, our newly renovated space is equipped with the latest technologies and conveniences.

  • Diagnosis and treatment for every kind of injury and illness. That includes traumas, broken bones, burns, heart conditions, stroke, and acute care such as high fever or chest pain.
  • Remote check-ins. Using MyChart, you can check in before you even get to the building. Check in now and let us know you’re on your way.
  • Transparent wait times. Digital waiting room signs throughout the emergency department post wait times so you can better gauge when you’ll be seen.
  • Family notifications. Once admitted, your family can receive automatic text alerts to get updates on your condition and room information.  
  • Enhanced staff communications. Electronic white boards in each treatment room allow our staff to quickly communicate about your care. The staff also wears hands-free devices to speak with other providers and specialists in real time to ensure no critical time is lost when treating patients.
  • Virtual ICU system. For patients within our intensive care unit, our virtual monitors connect to a remote team of intensive care nurses and specialists who can closely monitor vital signs, lab results, medications, and other data. They can then quickly alert hospital staff if there are critical changes.
  • LifeFlight services. With a helipad on our roof, Jefferson Hospital staff can quickly transfer patients from the helicopter to our emergency department.
  • Critical care close to home. You don’t have to drive far to receive comprehensive, expert care. When you need us, we have a room ready.

For physicians: One-call center

Available 24/7, our physician-to-physician referral system allows doctors to request emergency admissions or inter-facility transfers. Call to make a referral.

Contact us

Call (412) 469-5800 to reach AHN Jefferson Hospital’s Emergency Department, or call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 to schedule an appointment with a