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Emergency Room at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton

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Call 888-402-LVHN (5846) Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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If you have a minor illness, you can walk into an ExpressCare or schedule a video visit. For allergies, ear infections, cold and flu symptoms, rash and sprains.

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Emergency Room at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton
Address

700 E. Broad St.
Hazleton, PA 18201 (get directions)

Phone

570-501-4000

Office hours

24 hours a day

Where do you want to be when you need high-quality emergency care? At the Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton Emergency Room, the goal of our team of compassionate professionals is to take care of whatever your medical issue might be and get you back home healthy again as quickly as possible.

Most people who visit our ER do not need to be transported by helicopter. But for those who do, LVHN–MedEvac is now permanently housed at LVH–Hazleton’s helipad, with a specially trained crew on site 24/7 to continue medical care during transport. This allows caregivers at LVH–Hazleton to work more closely with local first responders who transport critical patients to the hospital for evaluation. We will make sure you are in the appropriate facility for the treatment you need.

Whether you come to us by ambulance or walk in on your own, our specially educated caregivers will be there to help you. When you need emergency care, you can count on us.

Our Services

Trauma Program

Life-threatening conditions happen to all of us, and when they involve you or someone you live, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton’s Level IV Trauma Center offers the best in care for you. Whether it’s a high-speed motor vehicle accident or a broken ankle that brings you to the emergency room, we’re ready to afford you the care you deserve. We have the only trauma center in lower Luzerne County. The center is a Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation® (PTSF®) accredited Level IV Trauma Center. We also work hand-in-hand with the Level I Trauma Center at LVH–Cedar Crest through our telehealth program. That means you and your family can be assured that LVH–Hazleton is working for the best outcome possible.

Stroke-Alert Program

The Stroke-Alert Program at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton ensures potential stroke patients are quickly assessed, provided with a CT scan in 20 minutes or less, and treated with quality stroke care in Hazleton. If you would need additional medical attention, you would be transferred to a larger LVHN care facility. You can be assured of the best in stroke care. If you or someone you love has a stroke, we have a proven track record of successful treatment, and this is the place for you.

Primary Stroke Center

LVH–Hazleton is recognized nationally for our ability to provide high quality stroke care. Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability in the country. It’s vital to diagnose stroke properly and begin treatment immediately to minimize its effects. Our highly trained stroke team is honored to be working at a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center, which means you can be sure of your care when you need our help.

MI Alert Program

Time means heart muscle when you're in the midst of a heart attack. If you or someone you love has a heart attack, we realize the importance of you receiving quick and efficient cardiac care. That's why Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton partners with Lehigh Valley Health Network’s other hospital locations in the award-winning MI Alert Program. If you have a heart attack, this program allows us to quickly identify the condition and transfer you to a partner hospital – such as Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest – with the resources to provide the best in treatment in 90 minutes or less. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when I arrive at the ER?

Your first stop is our Registration Desk. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms such as chest pain or sign of stroke, you will be taken back to the treatment area for immediate care. If your condition is urgent but not life-threatening, you will be evaluated by a health care professional who will determine the severity of your condition. You will be asked to have a seat in the waiting area until you are brought in for treatment.

Will I have to wait long?

We make every effort to give prompt care to you and to all of our patients. But please understand patients are not called according to the time of their arrivals. Patients with the most serious injuries or illnesses – such as a heart attack or stroke for example – are attended to first. Caring for you is important to us and your patience is most appreciated.

Are there alternatives to the ER?

Yes. If you have a minor injury or illness, please consider visiting ExpressCARE at Hazleton Shopping Center, where you can arrive without an appointment for conditions such as: sprains/strains, cuts/lacerations, poison ivy/rashes, seasonal allergies, flu symptoms, bronchitis, ear infections, sore throat and fever. ExpressCARE is open 365 days a year.

Who will be treating me in the ER?

You will likely be seen by:

  • paramedics (if you come by ambulance)
  • nurses
  • patient care technicians
  • nurse practitioners
  • physician assistants
  • physicians

A patient care technician checks vital signs, collects lab specimens and transports you to testing. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced training. A physician assistant also has advanced training and is certified and licensed by the state to practice medicine under the supervision of a physician. Both the nurse practitioner and physician assistant are trained in diagnosing, treating and managing illnesses and injuries. 

How long will it take me to be treated?

Each patient’s condition is different. Your condition may require several lab tests, which can take time to process. Your condition may require a specialist to be consulted or even called into the ER. The most important thing is to make sure we’re taking the proper steps to get you healthy again so you can return to your everyday activities as quickly as possible.

Can I have visitors in the ER?

Yes you can. Generally only two visitors are permitted at bedside so ER providers have enough space in order to care properly for you or your loved one.

Can I eat or drink anything before I’m seen?

Until your condition is determined by a health care professional, we advise against eating or drinking. Eating or drinking prematurely could affect the results of your tests. 

Will I receive instructions prior to leaving the ER?

If you are not admitted to the hospital, you will receive instructions about your care from providers. Please follow these instructions carefully and ask questions to be sure you understand them. You’re responsible for your care once you leave the ER.

Need Help Scheduling?

Call 888-402-LVHN (5846) Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Make an Appointment Chat Online

Walk-In Care

If you have a minor illness, you can walk into an ExpressCare or schedule a video visit. For allergies, ear infections, cold and flu symptoms, rash and sprains.

Find an ExpressCARE Schedule a video visit
How You Can Help Our Mission How You Can Help Our Mission

This is a non-profit organization. Please consider donating to help heal, comfort and care.

Learn more »