If you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and have only mild symptoms – and you do not have difficulty breathing – you can schedule a COVID-19 test at a designated test location. The Emergency Department is NOT the place to get a COVID-19 test UNLESS you are experiencing breathing problems or other severe symptoms.
Going to an Emergency Department with mild or no symptoms may create a long wait time for you to be seen and COVID-19 test results do not come back more quickly – they still will take one, two, or more days.
For a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. For immediate help with a psychological crisis, including suicidal thoughts, call 800-273-8255 or text 741741.
The ED at UPMC Williamsport has 38 private rooms to help:
Room features include:
Our x-ray and CT scan department is right next door to the ER to help you get quicker treatment.
We also have 8 specialty rooms to meet certain needs.
All of these services are seamless throughout the UPMC Williamsport ED, so you receive the most effective and efficient care.
Of the 38 total rooms, we have 8 specialty rooms designed to treat:
We have 4 special rooms for people in need of urgent care for a mental health crisis.
These behavioral health rooms:
The 2 trauma bays have the extra supplies for treating people with traumatic injuries.
They also include special equipment, such as a plaster sink to aid in setting casts.
The ENT room features an exam chair rather than a bed.
Being seated helps ED staff assess and treat people with these conditions.
We've designed our 1 sexual assault room with the patient's safety and privacy concerns in mind.
The spacious, comforting room:
For more information, call:
If you are experiencing a life-threatening injury or illness, please call 911.