Emergency Department

Emergencies don’t make appointments.

Three medical providers examining a patient.Staffed with highly trained professionals specializing in the treatment of medical emergencies, the Regional Medical Center’s 24/7 Emergency Department is prepared to provide expert care at a moment’s notice. Patients are registered once they are in a bed so they can receive medical attention without delay.

Fast-tracking rooms for urgent care.

For patients who have an urgent medical problem but not necessarily a true emergency, our facility is equipped with fast-track patient care rooms. This system frees up our emergency care staff so they can more quickly attend patients with critical and life-threatening conditions. If you are dealing with a non-emergency situation but still require prompt medical attention, you can save time and money by visiting our urgent care center instead.

Symptoms of a medical emergency may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Weakness in the body or limbs
  • Vision problems
  • Sudden dizziness or confusion
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Losing consciousness
  • Choking
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sudden, severe pain
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Nonstop bleeding

Put time on your side.

When dealing with a medical emergency, every second counts. Call 911 so care can begin immediately. Even if it doesn’t turn out to be a life-threatening situation, RMC’s fast-track rooms offer urgent care services without taking up emergency care resources.

Emergency care returns to Bamberg and Barnwell counties.

Introducing the Bamberg-Barnwell Emergency Medical Center

Located at 1524 Barnwell Hwy. (Hwy. 70 between Denmark and Barnwell), the $8.6 million, 20,500 square-foot Bamberg-Barnwell Emergency Medical Center (BBEMC) is designed to provide comprehensive emergency services to area residents of the Greater Salkehatchie Region who were left without timely access to emergency care following the closing of Bamberg County Hospital in 2012 and Southern Palmetto Hospital (Barnwell) in 2016.

Opened in April 2019, the BBEMC employs approximately 50 staff members and a half dozen physicians, representing a significant expansion of health care services in the area. Equipped to handle ambulances and walk-in traffic around the clock, the new facility features nine private treatment rooms, the latest diagnostic imaging modalities, laboratory services, an ambulance bay and a helicopter pad for Life Net’s air transportation.

The BBEMC is one of eight freestanding emergency departments in South Carolina designed to improve access to emergency care where other options for expedient treatment did not exist.

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