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Every second counts in a medical emergency. When you need immediate care, Atrium Health has 24-hour emergency services throughout the Charlotte region and parts of South Carolina. In addition to emergency departments that treat all ages, we have two pediatric emergency locations and the only free-standing psychiatric unit in the Charlotte region.

Keep reading to learn more about our emergency care services.

COVID-19 emergency warning signs

If you have any of these COVID-19 symptoms, get medical attention right away:

This list does not include all emergency warning signs of COVID-19. Please talk to a healthcare provider about any concerning symptoms.

  1. Difficulty breathing
  2. Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  3. New confusion
  4. Inability to wake or stay awake
  5. Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

Children’s emergency care

Atrium Health emergency departments treat all ages, but we also have Atrium Health Levine Children’s emergency rooms in Charlotte, NC, and Huntersville, NC.

Our pediatric emergency rooms are designed around kids. With kid-friendly waiting areas, child-sized equipment and providers trained in pediatrics, we help children feel safe and comfortable throughout their visit.

But no matter which Atrium Health emergency department you visit, your child gets seamless connection to care across Atrium Health Levine Children’s if additional treatment is needed. This includes nationally recognized specialty care and the Charlotte region’s only Best Children’s Hospital, awarded by U.S. News & World Report.

Psychiatric emergency care

If you’re experiencing a life-threatening mental health crisis, seek emergency care right away. Atrium Health has the Charlotte region’s only free-standing, dedicated psychiatric unit. It’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and treats children, adolescents and adults.

Learn more about our behavioral health care services.

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