If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or 911.
ERs Near Chattanooga
The Parkridge Health family of hospitals serves Chattanooga and communities in southeastern Tennessee and north Georgia with convenient, full-service ERs. Our commitment to providing the highest levels of emergency healthcare has earned Chest Pain Accreditation and Advanced Primary Stroke Center certification. We treat everything from minor injuries to life-threatening heart attacks and strokes.
There are three 24/7 Parkridge Health ERs that cover the area from the Tennessee-Georgia border to Jasper, Tennessee. Each ER offers dedicated pediatric and OB-GYN exam rooms and state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostics.
What to Expect
When you arrive as a patient at a Parkridge Health ER, you will be greeted and taken to a comfortable, private room for consultation with our nursing staff. All patient care takes place behind closed doors, creating a calming, quiet environment while ensuring patient confidentiality.
As a patient, you can expect that your medical needs will be evaluated by an experienced nurse who will then assess whether a skilled mid-level provider can deliver appropriate care or if your needs require a physician’s attention. Experienced certified emergency care specialists are always prepared to provide compassionate, skilled care.
All board-certified physicians and expert staff are prepared to treat you as quickly as possible. If you need a higher level of care, you're connected to specialists in the Parkridge Health family of hospitals for continued care throughout your journey.
Treatment for Chest Pain
Chest pain is often a symptom of heart disease. It occurs when the blood vessels leading to the heart are blocked. This results in less blood, and therefore less oxygen, reaching the heart muscle. When the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen, chest pain and other symptoms result.
Pressure or squeezing chest pain is the classic description of chest pain due to coronary artery disease. Women may have atypical signs and symptoms, such as pain in the arm, neck or jaw. Chest pain of any kind deserves timely medical evaluation to determine its cause.
Know the Symptoms of Heart Attack
- Chest pain with burning, pressure
- Cold sweat
- Heart palpitations
- Pain in the jaw or upper arm area
- Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
- Unexplained anxiety
- Weakness or fatigue