If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath when you arrive at the Emergency Department:
- Wear a mask and come into the Emergency Department to be registered.
- Keep your mask on at all times.
- You will not be able to have any visitors.
About Emergency Room
The UAMS Emergency Department has spacious private rooms for both acute and nonacute patients. Our ER also features a general X-ray room and a CT. This means patients don’t have to be transported to another location for these imaging procedures.
The design of our department allows for more efficient care. With the advanced technology, more space, two nurses’ stations, and a better workflow, the UAMS Emergency Department is able to handle more patients and reduce the waiting time for admission and discharge. The helipad of our hospital connects via a trauma elevator to the Emergency Department on the ground floor.
The UAMS Emergency Room Facility
The 34 private rooms are designed with removable walls so that they can expand to serve up to 54 patients in a disaster. Additionally, the Emergency Department has a designated, isolated area for psychiatric patients with observation capabilities that allow for better patient safety. Private rooms are a growing trend in emergency care because of HIPAA privacy rules, safety and patient satisfaction. Privacy also benefits cancer patients who need isolation, and we now have three additional negative pressure isolation rooms.
Entry to the Emergency Department is from Shuffield Drive on the south side of the hospital. The entrance has a covered entry for both ambulance traffic and private vehicles, and there is a large parking area nearby.
UAMS Health MyChart
UAMS Health MyChart is a patient portal that gives you free, secure 24-hour online access to your health information. You can see your lab and test results, send messages to your doctor, make appointments, refill prescriptions and pay your bills. Ask your clinic staff or hospital nurse how to sign up for UAMS Health MyChart.
Areas of Expertise Represented at Emergency Room
You can’t predict an emergency, but when one strikes, UAMS Medical Center is ready to help you as the only adult Level 1 Trauma Center in Arkansas.
UAMS Medical Center is the first comprehensive stroke center in Arkansas certified by the Joint Commission and the only one in central Arkansas.