In an emergency, every minute counts. This not only means top notch medical care delivered quickly, it also means personalized attention to our patients' and families emotional and spiritual needs to ensure that care is the best possible.
In an emergency, every minute counts. At the Franciscan Health – Lafayette East Emergency Care Center, this not only means top notch medical care delivered quickly, it also means personalized attention to our patients' and families emotional and spiritual needs to ensure that care is the best possible.
We deliver a full range of state-of-the-art emergency care services to more than 60,000 patients each year between our two hospitals in Lafayette.
The Emergency Care Center at Lafayette East has 26 beds, including three trauma bays, Of the 23 private rooms, there are 13 monitored beds for cardiac patients and specialty service rooms for ear, nose, throat, eye, orthopedic and GYN patients.
We cannot give medical advice over the phone
You can reach our Emergency Care Center at (765) 502-4400. Please remember, we cannot give medical advice over the phone. If your medical condition is not life threatening, you may want to visit an urgent care center such as Franciscan Express Care in West Lafayette.
The emergency triage desk is located just inside the entrance and is staffed by an Emergency Care Center team member 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The emergency team member will ask questions about your illness or injury and will bring you straight to a bed.
To help accelerate your care, the clinical staff will strive to see you at the same time so you only have to describe your medical condition once. Registration is done at the bedside after you’ve been seen by the clinician. You will be asked for basic information including birth date, address, phone number and health insurance.
Our medical staff
Our medical staff includes Certified Emergency Nurses with specialized training in emergency medicine, registered nurses and physician assistants. All of our nurses are ACLS, PALS and TNCC certified. Certified technicians are available to administer diagnostic tests such as X-rays and ultrasounds via mobile imaging technology that allows them to do the tests right at your bed.
Board certified emergency physicians
Our exclusive partnership with EmCare means our emergency patients are treated by highly competent, board-certified emergency medicine physicians. Formed in 1972, EmCare manages 425 emergency departments in 44 states, including 13 in Indiana. This long-term stability and access to national resources help us bring the best emergency physicians to live and work in greater Lafayette.
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