When you or a loved one is faced with a medical emergency, its critical to have access to an experienced team of emergency professionals nearby who are trained to handle life-threatening illness or injuries. It truly can mean the difference between life or death so it’s comforting to know that RMC Health System has two locations to better serve your emergency needs.

Last year, more than 60,000 patients visited the system’s emergency department at RMC and Stringfellow campuses. RMC Health System ER’s  are state-certified providers of trauma care and are  Level III designated emergency trauma centers located in northeast Alabama.

The Emergency Care Departments at RMC and Stringfellow are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and staffed by emergency medicine physicians and specially trained nurses, paramedics and technicians. Our emergency care team is backed by a comprehensive list of on-call list of specialty physicians – from our medical staff of more than 200 doctors – who can be consulted for patients in the ER and support a patient’s continued care if admission is required.

Visit an ER if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain or suspected heart attack
  • Potential stroke symptoms (e.g. blurred vision or slurred speech)
  • Complex or multiple medical complaints (e.g. chest pain and shortness of breath)
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Serious broken bones (such as leg or arm)
  • Severe or worsening abdominal pain
  • Uncontrolled nausea or vomiting
  • Choking
  • Di­fficulty breathing
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Drug overdose
  • Possible poisoning
  • Head injury or severe headaches

Warning Signs of Heart Attack

Most Common Warning Signs for a Heart Attack and Reducing Heart Attack Risk, view here.


If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.