For life’s medical emergencies, we are here — close to home.

Sudden injuries and illnesses can be frightening and stressful. That’s why it’s important to know that wherever you are in eastern North Carolina, emergency care is close by.

There is an emergency department available 24/7 at each ECU Health hospital. That’s nine hospitals across eastern North Carolina. As a Level I Trauma Center, the ECU Health Medical Center emergency department in Greenville provides additional comprehensive resources and is capable of providing total care for every aspect of traumatic injury — from prevention through rehabilitation. And for children under age 18, you’ll find specialized emergency care and a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center at the dedicated children’s emergency department at ECU Health Medical Center.

Emergency departments are staffed with specialty trained doctors, nurses and other health professionals who have access to advanced technology. We are always ready to diagnose and care for emergency conditions.

Why ECU Health Emergency & Trauma?

Our nine hospitals across eastern North Carolina provide emergency care when and where you need it. Our children’s emergency department at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville is specifically staffed and equipped for the care of children up to age 18.

Only six hospitals in North Carolina have earned Level I trauma center status. ECU Health Medical Center has been designated as a trauma center by the state since 1983 and was verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I adult trauma center in 2005. Our children’s emergency department is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center as well.

We are the region’s only transport service recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS).

Family members are important members of your care team. Our physicians and nurses involve and engage them in all aspects of your care.

The Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program (ECIPP), established in 1995, includes several programs to keep our community safe. Learn more about them.

The Eastern Regional Advisory Committee (ERAC) comprises stakeholders from EMS and hospitals within our 29 County catchment area to provide trauma-related best practice guidelines, education, and performance improvement to ensure we serve our community with the highest standard of care.

Your medical professionals stay connected to your care and each other through your electronic health record, accessible at all ECU Health hospitals. ECU Health patient portals put your health records at your fingertips. View your personal information, connect with your care team, check test results, and more.

Emergency Care

There is an emergency department, available 24/7, at all nine ECU Health hospital locations. So you can get care as soon as you need it.

Trauma Care

Some emergencies require advanced specialty care. At ECU Health, we have quick access to a Level I Adult Trauma Center and a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.