Emergency Room at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street

American College of Cardiology Accredited Chest Pain Center
schuylkill stroke

In an emergency, you need a health care partner. You can trust in the care at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street. During an emergency, our full-service emergency room is the safest place to be. 

LVH-Schuylkill ER entrance
Emergency Room at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street
LVH-Schuylkill ER
Partner in care: Meghan, RN, emergency medicine at LVH-Schuylkill
LVH-Schuylkill ER

Your emergency care is close to home, with a state-of-the art ER, full hospital and access to needed specialists right here in Pottsville. We take extraordinary measures to provide proper screening, triage and cleaning to keep you safe.

LVH–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street emergency room offers:

  • Quick care starting at the front door, which means shorter wait times
  • Full service hospital with access to specialty services.
  • Assessment, evaluation and treatment for major and minor medical issues

Accredited as a Level IV Trauma Center

As a Level IV trauma center, LVH–Schuylkill has the resources immediately available to provide optimal care and reduce the likelihood of death or disability to injured patients. Accredited trauma centers must be continuously prepared to treat the most serious life-threatening and disabling injuries. 

What the certification means to the community.

Emergency medicine for heart attack

If you are experiencing heart attack symptoms, including chest pain, shortness of breath or pain in your arms, neck, jaw or back – call 911.

Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute consistently ranks among the nation’s leaders in heart attack survival. Our MI Alert for Heart Attacks program saves lives and limits the amount of heart damage by educating area paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to diagnose heart attacks in the field.

If you’re suffering from a heart attack, paramedics will immediately begin treatment and call ahead to alert our emergency medicine providers of your arrival. If needed, you can be transferred to another hospital in Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) for a higher level of care.

LVH–Schuylkill is an American College of Cardiology accredited Chest Pain Center. 

Emergency care for stroke

Every second counts when it comes to stroke. Fast, aggressive care minimizes brain damage by ensuring adequate blood flow to the brain. That’s why you should always remember BE FAST. This acronym will help you remember the signs of a stroke and that you should act quickly.

  • Balance – Sudden loss of balance
  • Eyes – Blurred vision in one or both eyes
  • Face – Face drooping or looks uneven
  • Arms – One arm becomes weak or numb
  • Speech – Slurred speech or seems confused
  • Time – If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, call 911 immediately.


LVH–Schuylkill ER earned the designation as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission. For you, this means that we can provide rapid assessment and start stroke treatment right here. Our Stroke-Alert Program ensures stroke patients are:

  • Assessed quickly
  • Given a CT scan within 20 minutes or less
  • Treated appropriately or transferred to a facility that can provide a higher level of care

Facilities designed for your emergency care

Our ER offers 21 treatment beds, including specifically designed cardiac and trauma beds, plus additional triage and behavioral health beds.

As part of LVHN, we have access to the full resources of LVHN as well as other tertiary facilities, including the LVHN Regional Burn Center.

Free parking is always available at the hospital’s parking garage. Also, there is metered street parking in the area.

Accredited Trauma Center

LVH–Schuylkill is a Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) accredited Level IV Trauma Center. As such, LVH–Schuylkill has the resources immediately available to provide optimal care and reduce the likelihood of death or disability to injured patients.

Accredited Chest Pain Center

The ACC recognizes LVH–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain.

Primary Stroke Center Certification

LVH–Schuylkill is designated as a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center, the preferred destination for local EMS with patients suspected of suffering from stroke.