Emergency Room at Duke Regional Hospital

Emergency Room at Duke Regional Hospital

Emergency Room at Duke Regional Hospital

Type: Emergency Room

The Duke Regional emergency department is located at the back of Duke Regional Hospital. Our staff provides immediate care to more than 64,000 sick or injured people from Durham, Wake, Orange, Granville, and Person counties and surrounding areas each year. People of all ages come to our community hospital’s emergency room for serious medical concerns that need immediate medical attention.

We provide care for injuries including falls, motor vehicle accidents and gunshot wounds. Patients who need complex specialty care may be assessed and stabilized by the emergency department medical staff, then transported to Duke University Hospital when needed through Duke LifeFlight and other emergency transport services. We also accept transfers from other facilities for care related to stroke and cardiac arrest.

Our staff includes board-certified emergency medicine doctors and nurses, emergency medicine residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and technicians who are trained to provide all aspects of emergency care. Many of our nurses are certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), and trauma nursing (TNCC). In addition, our sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) program conducts in-depth sexual assault exams if needed. Security services are present 24/hours per day just inside the Emergency Department entrance.

Wait times

Wait times are a concern in any emergency department. Our staff aim to start the evaluation process as quickly as possible. Lab and other tests may be performed while patients are in the waiting room so that results can be generated before patients are seen by a doctor.

Heart and stroke care

  • As a Primary Stroke Center, we are trained in the latest procedures and technology, and offer the highest level of specialized stroke care from the second you arrive in the emergency room.
  • Our efforts to improve cardiac care include an emergency response protocol for heart attack that ensures patients receive life-saving treatment as quickly as possible.

Additional emergency department areas

  • The clinical evaluation/observation area is for people who need medical observation but do not require inpatient admission.
  • The fast track /SPEED area treats people with minor illnesses or injuries.

Urgent care

If you need medical attention that is not life-threatening, please visit one of our conveniently located urgent care clinics or you can schedule an appointment online. 

Read more: Should you go to urgent care? 

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