Emergency Room

Do you need emergency care?

Call 9-1-1 if you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency.

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615 Ridge Road
Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 599-2121

ER Staff wheeling patient on bedAbout our Emergency Department

Our Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to care for individuals in need of emergency care. The department is staffed with 24-hour Emergency Room Certified Physician coverage and Certified Emergency Room dedicated nurses with Basic Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support credentials.  The Department operates with 17 beds including a dedicated trauma room, and a dedicated cardiac room. Our Emergency Department has treated over 20,000 patients annually. Our average admission time from point of entrance is 15 minutes.

What to expect in the ER

When coming to the Emergency Department you will be asked for your name, address, birth date, phone number, insurance, Medicare or Medicaid card, employer or employer of the person whose insurance card you are using. Also you will be asked to name and give a telephone number for a responsible person and person to notify regarding your situation. If you are a minor, you will need a parent or guardian to sign for your treatment.

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What do I need to bring to the ER?

  • Garments of choice if you prefer not to wear a hospital gown
  • Personal hygiene items (the hospital will provide a toothbrush, tooth paste, lotion and a bar of soap - but you may prefer your own from home)
  • Reading materials
  • Non-skid slippers
  • List of medications you were taking prior to admission
  • Contact telephone numbers of those you wish to be contacted regarding your condition.

What are Advanced Directives?

Advanced Directives are documents you sign to tell doctors, nurses and others about your wishes regarding your medical care and treatment, or to name someone to speak for you if you are unable to make decisions or choices about your medical care.

If you have Advanced Directives (Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney or Advanced Instruction for Mental Health Treatment), please bring those with you when you come to the hospital.

If you do not have an Advanced Directive and want one, someone at the hospital can provide these forms to you at no cost - just ask.

How is the Emergency Helicopter Transport Used?

Person Memorial Hospital contracts with all surrounding hospitals that offer helicopter service. The two helicopters used most often are Duke University Medical Center’s LifeFlight™, and UNC Hospital’s Air Care.

The Emergency Department physician, in consultation with the patient or patient's family, determines use of the helicopter. Helicopters are used for the most critically injured or sickest patients, who need critical care monitoring as they are transported to a tertiary care hospital for critical care services.

Quality Emergency Care

The national recognition we’ve earned demonstrates our staff’s commitment to providing the highest quality of care including:

American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center AccreditationAmerican College of Cardiology Accreditation Logo for the Chest Pain Center

Person Memorial Hospital received Chest Pain Center accreditation from the American College of Cardiology. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best heart care treatment available. As an accredited facility, we use the newest methods and best practices in heart care to ensure that our patients receive:

  • Right care at the right time to minimize or eliminate heart damage due to heart attack
  • Timely and accurate diagnoses to reduce the disruption to your life and get you back home as soon as possible
  • Help and communication to better understand how to respond to your heart emergencies
  • Improved quality of life after a heart episode

Learn more about chest pain awareness

Recognize Emergency Symptoms

Two of the most common life-threatening emergencies are heart attacks and strokes. Timely treatment is crucial!

Heart attack symptoms 

Stroke symptoms