Emergency Medicine


If you have an emergency, call 911.

Emergency Care, Close to Home

Effingham Hospital is a Level IV Trauma Center, with a proven track record of providing advanced trauma life support. The ER includes dedicated fully equipped treatment rooms for trauma, cardiac, stroke (includes REACH for telemedicine), and observation.


Open Monday-Sunday, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Effingham Hospital, 459 Hwy 119 South, Springfield, GA  Get Directions.

Emergency Medicine Specialists

Our entire team of Emergency Medicine Specialists is board-certified and residency-trained to specialize in Emergency and Trauma Care to treat all patients—including newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. The nursing staff is Trauma Nursing Core Certified—with training in rapid identification of life-threatening injuries, comprehensive patient assessment, and enhanced intervention for better patient outcomes.

Modern Emergency Department

The Effingham Health System Emergency Department is a newly remodeled, modern facility that provides the best possible care in a calm, comforting environment. The facility’s state-of-the-art resources include private rooms and Telemedicine capabilities linking the ER team to specialist partners who provide life-saving expertise in emergencies.

“The ER team at Effingham Health System saved my daughter’s foot.”

— Laine and Kaylan’s Story

Every Minute Counts for Stroke and Heart Attack

As a Critical Access, Level IV Trauma Center, the goal of Effingham Health System is to stabilize patients and mitigate the risk of further damage through triage and immediate treatment. In the case of a heart attack, our emergency physicians can stabilize the patient and administer life-saving drugs, before transferring him or her to a catheterization lab. For stroke patients, we have direct access to neurologists through state-of-the-art Telemedicine equipment and our partnership in the St. Joseph’s/Candler Regional Stroke NET-work.

Effingham Health System has a transfer agreement to ensure a patient can be transferred to a higher level of care due to the status of the patient, noted by the provider. Transfer options for critically ill patients include medical helicopter transport.