Emergency room (ER) in Orem, Utah
Timpanogos Regional Hospital’s ER is open 24/7 to serve the greater Utah County community. We are staffed with nurses, board-certified physicians and qualified technicians who are passionate about providing excellent emergency care in Orem, Utah. We offer a variety of emergency services, including heart attack treatment, stroke treatment and pediatric emergency care.
If you believe someone is having a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.
Short ER wait times
Our average ER wait times are short, and our team works hard to deliver immediate care to patients with minor and major medical emergencies. Our doctors and support staff work diligently to provide rapid care when you need it most.
What to expect at our Orem ER
Upon arrival to the ER, a triage nurse will greet you to go over how you can receive the best possible care in the shortest amount of time. The purpose of triage is to sort and prioritize patients according to medical needs and symptoms. The nurse will inquire about any medications you may be taking, allergies you may have and the name of your primary care doctor.
Once the nurse evaluates your medical needs, he or she will:
- Ask about your medical history
- Take your vital signs
- Ask your birth date and/or social security number, so that the nurse can pre-register your information into the computer
- Ask you to sign a consent form allowing the emergency room staff to treat you
You will receive medical attention according to the seriousness of your symptoms, illness or injury, as determined by the triage nurse. After you are assigned to a room in the ER, a nurse and a physician will evaluate you.
A heart attack is a life-threatening medical condition, however, fast treatment can save lives and reduce long-term heart damage. As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Timpanogos Regional Hospital provides fast, effective heart attack treatment.
Visit our cardiology page to learn more.
A stroke, also called a brain attack, is a sudden interruption in the blood supply of the brain. Within minutes, brain tissue starts to die and the victim experiences a sudden loss of function. Stroke is the third leading cause of death and serious long-term disability in the United States.
The after-effects of stroke can be minimized with early intervention and treatment. Thus, Timpanogos Regional Hospital has assembled a group of experienced experts to deliver the most advanced stroke care.
Timpanogos Regional Hospital is the most trusted resource in our region for stroke education, innovation and evidence-based care. We are committed to cardiovascular health and healing through excellent service, compassionate care, integrity, mutual respect and continuous improvement.
As with a heart attack, when stroke victims receive treatment fast, more lives are saved and brain damage is significantly reduced.
To recognize warning signs of a stroke, remember to act “F.A.S.T.”
- Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
- Arm: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Does the speech sound slurred or strange?
- Time: If you observe or experience any of these signs, remember that time is brain. Call 911 immediately.
Other warning signs of stroke include:
- Sudden weakness of the face, arm or leg, most often on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause