ER Wait Time in Columbus Hospitals

These are the average wait times Columbus hospital ER's from fastest to slowest. Actual wait times will depend on many factors.

Total Wait Times
Riverside Methodist HospitalColumbus 2h 41m
Grant Medical CenterColumbus 3h 12m
Doctors HospitalColumbus 3h 16m
Mount Carmel WestColumbus 3h 31m
Ohio State University HospitalsColumbus 3h 46m
James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research InstituteColumbus N/A

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These are the average time from entering the ER to being admitted to the hospital by a doctor. In a busy ER, patients will be seen by a triage nurse first. Then the wait time will vary by severity, and how busy the ER is at the time of day. Patients with less serious problems could have substantially longer waits.

There is a 65 minute wait difference between the fastest Columbus emergency room and the slowest.


Aug 08, 2017, 2:31 PM
: "Bakersfield Memorial Hospital\r\n\r\nI came in for rectal bleeding and clots. They checked my vitals for the first time after 2 1/2 hours in the waiting room, and the nurse that does vitals had been talking with the other girls not doing her job during this time.I blead through my clothes during the 10 1/2 hour wait in the waiting room, at one point I passed out outside when they called me and when i woke up and asked them if they called my name the nurse gave me a attitude and said she has called my name 2x and waited for me to leave so I asked the lady next to hea how many people at the moment are in front of me at which point they told me there are 3-5 people in front of me. After 2 more hours I left" - Kimberly

Aug 07, 2017, 8:04 PM
: "Came in for vomiting Verrigo, they helped me but didn look in my ears or nasel. I asked them to see if I may have sinus.. Came back less then week later still not better... 3 1/2 hours still waiting ..told my symptoms to 7 people staffed here and still I'm here no relief and staff is laughing and talking about dinner plans... 8/7/17" - Julie

Aug 07, 2017, 4:34 AM
: "My Dad died of a routine flexible biopsy. He bled out on the chair. He died just like Joan Rivers. The hospital went out of their way to deny an autopsy. Still haven't received all hospital records 6 years later. Dr. Jeffery Collins was quoted on KREM in in 2007 as saying money comes before people by Doctor Jovanvich who resigned as chief of the ER. The crosses in the rooms should be turned upside down. If I get sick, I will seek treatment in Seattle. I would rather die than get sick in Spokane. Quack $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$" - Tomsic

Aug 04, 2017, 8:54 PM
: "My mom at baptist hospital ER as i type this. She on her 7th hr of waiting to be seen, this is crazy she has insurance and is there for what urgent care thought might be a major problem that could require emergency surgery and she waiting already 7 hour without seeing a doctor. This is plan 3rd world country crazy. Baptist needs to get there stuff together. terrible terrible medical ER experience and the sad thing is there nothing we can do about it. I keep waiting for someone to knell over dead waiting to be seen." - Crystal

Aug 01, 2017, 10:18 AM
: "7-31-17 Acadian ambulance services drove my wife to a hospital that they knew had 2 hr wait time and put her n wheelchair passed out with me and 8 yr old son to hold her up and hold like bag for her ,upon asking Acadian ambulance service to pls drive my wife to Our Lady of lake in Walker (20 min) east they informed me I had to call 911 iwhile I stood holding my wife up and they would dispatch my to Acadian upon contact on phone I was told they would not transport her (with 4 ambulances sitting out side .then I had to literally fight with them to load her up in my personal truck to transport her to OLOL in walker that treated us like we were in the penthouse of Trump tower .Thanks to all of the great folks at Our Lady of the Lake (Walker LA)\r\n IF IM ON MY DEATHBED I WOULD PASS UP NORTH OAKS HOSPITAL AND NEVER USE ACADIAN AMBULANCE " - Jamie

Jul 31, 2017, 6:31 PM
: "I've been to many cities and states and I think that providence health in Columbia, SC. Is the worst hospital that I have had the mis fortune to go to...which shouldn't suprise me because South Carolina has the worst doctors EVER!!!" - Andrea

Jul 31, 2017, 6:26 PM
: "This is the 3rd time having to go to Providence and no matter the time of day the wait is is way over the average I hurt my back and sat for 6 hours and never got to see one doctor!!!I just couldn't wait anymore..I'm back for the same injury and I've now waited over 3 hours and counting and again not one doctor and they keep pulling people off of the ambulance and putting them in the waiting room DISGRACEFUL!!!" - Andrea

Jul 29, 2017, 3:08 AM
: "I have been brought to Me cycle hospital in Springfield Missouri several times by ambulance and the wait time in the ER lobby is usally 4 to 6 hours then when you finally get to an exam room it can take another 2 to3 hours before you see a doctor" - Tiffiney

Jul 21, 2017, 5:08 PM
: "I am very Disappointed at my results for spending the day and 100$ at the Bristol Hospital Emergency room.\r\nI went for extreme lower back pain. The initial check in was fairly quick, but I spent hours sitting in a filthy room waiting for the doctor. There were half used IV bags in the sink, gross! the sinks were filthy. the room was dirty. The doctor was nice enough, however HE NEVER ONCE checked my back, range of motion, took x rays, or ANY type of exam. NOTHING. He simply prescribed pain meds and sent me off. NO PLAN, no follow up, no explanation of actions I could take, such as physical therapy maybe? The pharma companies and healthcare in this country are a sad joke. Thanks for nothing" - tammy

Jul 14, 2017, 5:04 PM
: "Been sitting at Mt Carmel East in the emergency room for 4hrs so far I had not been seen. Was discharged 3 days before and never got better\r\nI initially came in an ambulance the first time but walking in is the worst. Should just call it "the Room" because there is no emergency here." - K

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