Top trauma care begins at McLaren Oakland in Oxford
No one plans a trip to the emergency room, but once you are there, you want to be assured of the highest quality care available. McLaren Oakland Oxford Emergency Room Services is ready to care for anyone who comes to us in need. We treat a variety of complex injuries and illnesses, as well as serious trauma, including heart attacks, head injuries, and other problems.
Our board certified trauma trained Physicians provide quality emergency services 24 hours a day, everyday of the year.
Types of injuries and illnesses
Sometimes it's hard to know when to go to the Emergency Room.
Here are some helpful tips:
You should go to the ER if you or a family member experiences any of the following:
- Breathing difficulties
- Chest pains
- Feeling dizzy, weak or have sudden pain
- Swallowed poison
- Deep cuts or abrasions
- Possible broken bones
- Stroke symptoms including slurred speech, severe headache or weakness on one side of the body
If you are experiencing a life threatening injury or illness please call 911 immediately.
Visiting our Emergency Room
We know that a visit to the Emergency Room can be an upsetting and frightening experience for some people. However, our staff is highly trained and will provide the best care possible.
If your condition is serious, you will receive care immediately.
Patients are seen in the order of the seriousness of the medical problems. Critically ill patients are always seen before patients with less serious problems. As a result the waiting time may vary depending on the seriousness of your medical condition. If delays occur, please be aware that we are doing everything possible to limit the time you spend in the ER. Your understanding is appreciated during your care process. If you have questions at any time, please ask your caregiver.
Our Triage System
When you arrive at the Emergency Room, the ER nurse will perform a brief triage assessment of your complaint, medical history, vital signs, and allergies.
If your condition requires immediate care a trauma trained physician will perform a physical exam to evaluate your medical problem. It may be necessary to have additional testing such as Blood tests, X ray, CT scan or other types of testing that we can do here at our facility, immediately.
Waiting and Support Area
We have a comfortable, family-friendly waiting area with a television, magazines and vending machines.