ER Wait Times in Delaware County Hospitals

Average wait times at hospital in Delaware County show the time patients can expect to spend. Actual wait times will depend on many factors, such as severity of the injury, time of day, and staffing. Patients are quickly evaluated as part of a triage process, so the most severe cases can be treated first. Depending on the hospital, this initial wait can run from a few minutes to over an hour. The times below also include wait times for initial treatment, since there can be many delays after the triage process. Choose an ER with a shorter wait time to get seen more quickly.

HospitalCity
Total Wait Times
Main Line Hospital Bryn Mawr CampusBryn Mawr 2h 24m
Riddle Memorial HospitalMedia 2h 57m
Mercy Fitzgerald HospitalDarby 3h 12m
Crozer Chester Medical CenterUpland 3h 25m
Delaware County Memorial HospitalDrexel Hill 3h 32m

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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 68 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in Delaware and the slowest.


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Jun 19, 2016, 9:41 AM
: "I was waiting at the York Wellspan Hospital for a little over3 hours. My husband was violently throwing up the whole day. And we decided to take him there. He was almost becoming unconscious do to the lack of fluids that would stay in him. That place is a joke they did nothing while we were there, other than giving him a blanket. We eventually went home cause it was 2 in the mornin and no one's names were being called. We just ended up searchin some information on how to handle his illness and he was just fine. He slept thru the whole night without throwing up. \r\nThis "new" and "improved" hospital is ridiculous. " - Mrs.

Jun 13, 2016, 9:43 AM
Geisinger - Community Medical Center: "I took my wife into the ER Sunday (6/12/16). Our wait in the waiting room was less than 5 minutes, we were taken to an exam room and she was seen by an ER nurse shortly after that. Tests were promptly ordered and completed. My wife was eventually admitted.The entire process from parking to room was under 4 hours. The staff we encountered from intake ,transport, nurses, doctors an interns were all very accommodating, friendly and professional. ER visits are always stressful but this was by far the most positive and professional environment I have been exposed to. Outstanding!" - David

Jun 01, 2016, 8:40 AM
: "Took my partner to the Good Samaritan Hospital ER in Lebanon yesterday afternoon. She was sent from the local Urgent Care Center with a suspected blood clot in her lower right leg. Got there around 6:15 p.m. We were told it was busy and to wait in the ER waiting room. Finally, at 8 p.m. they took her for a Doppler Ultrasound. Then sat and waited for another 3-1/2 hours until someone finally took her back to be examined - by that time it was 11:45 p.m. She was finally examined by a doctor and told her Doppler was fine, no clot, and given a scrip for antibiotics and discharged.\r\n\r\nWhile waiting, I watched a lady come in having severe trouble breathing and who was left to sit and wait, as well as another woman with irregular heart beat and chest pain who waited one hour less than we did to be seen. Then there was the mother with a baby who was unable to keep even water down who'd been there longer than we had -- she finally gave up and took her child home around 11:30 p.m. not having been seen at all.\r\n\r\nWe finally were discharged at 12:15 a.m. and we both said we should've gotten t-shirts that said "I waited over 6 hours, how long did you?"\r\n\r\nTerrible triage, staff did not appear to be organized, not enough space in the ER for patients (lots of wasted space in the cavernous lobby of the hospital though that would be better served by enlarging the ER). It's too bad they don't have an urgent care center attached to the hospital - it would ease the traffic in the ER.\r\n\r\nI'm just glad she did NOT have an actual blood clot, because sitting there for six hours (with feet on the floor, no less), would've been disastrous in that instance. Of course, this is the same hospital where a few months ago one of the RN's on duty asked me "Well, why would broken ribs have an affect on your breathing?"" - Nansi

Apr 26, 2016, 10:05 PM
Geisinger Medical Center: "I went to Geisinger in Danville for chest pain. They took me for an x-ray and blood work then sent me to the waiting room. Supposed to give me aspirin but never did. I finally just walked out of the waiting room after being there for six hours. I understand they were busy but six hours with chest pain. " - Sandra

Jan 19, 2016, 8:45 PM
: "I went to Delaware county hospital to visit my aunt. She has a sroke on her church trip. I pulled into the garage there was no security. took elevator to second floor main blgd. Still no security, I walked to main entrance. There was a sign on the desk next to phone, still no,security\r\nI called operator was out on hold. I ask a stranger how to get upstairs they pointed to elevator. " - lamonte

Dec 07, 2015, 2:09 PM
Excela Health Westmoreland Regional Hospital: "I am on this site trying to find an alternative to Excela Westmoreland. I am in need of a hospital in the near future and refuse to go to the closest monopoly of Excela due to their long wait time, inefficiency, poor patient care and no continuity of care. \r\nI was forced to wait in a hallway, triaged there-forget HIAPPA- charged for a narcotic that was not given, and released without a ride home. \r\nNot the best care for for two herniated disks, one that they overlooked. " - C

Oct 30, 2015, 10:06 AM
Lansdale Hospital: "On Wednesday October 28th, 2015 I rushed myself to the emergency room in full blown asthmatic discomfort. I was greeted by patient services; not the friendliest. Later the triage nurse who then escorted me to the emergency room where the staff was impeccable. Albeit however, Dr. Penner was probably the amazingly, caring and compassionate and knowledgeable doctor I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.\r\n\r\n Awesome bedside manners, medication knowledge, and well informed in medicine. Dr. Penner is truly an asset! I truly appreciated your time and wisdom. I felt safe and well informed and reassured upon my discharge. This type of service goes along way!\r\n\r\nThank you Gary Penner for your kindness, but mostly the time you gave.\r\n\r\n\r\nMs. DeGraffenreidt\r\nLansdale" - Ruth

Sep 29, 2015, 8:20 PM
Excela Health Latrobe Hospital: "There were 8 people ahead of my wife who has tremendous hip pain. Been here for 2 1/2 hours and never saw a doctor. Waiting room is 3/4 full now and the apathy of staff is amazing. Should not have any right to bill for this" - Vince

Sep 28, 2015, 11:47 AM
Albert Einstein Medical Center: "I have been seeing 3 Drs at Einstein my Primary Dr Gold for 12 years he cares he listens hes old but he cares. My Urulogist Dr Ginsberg for kidney stones he is straight to the point answers questions staff is very polite n professional I have had 2 laser surgeries to remove my stones My Rheumatologist Dr Brent for 8 years and in the last two years my Arthritis has been severe cyst on my fingers toes no longer my hands n feet every joint in my body has been active with stiffness immflamation n swelling. Today I realized I have wasted 8 years because I am just a patient to him after fighting for social security for 2 years this one form may make or break my case n they dont feel them out basically I was told its not personal we dont do them for nobody. So why would I continue to see a Dr that cant help me I didnt ask to have Arthritis n Fibromylgia I wouldnt give it to my worst ememy I gotta find a new Dr Bye Einstein I think Temple or Hahnemann or something gotta try something new So fed up" - Tea

Sep 11, 2015, 12:49 AM
Magee Womens Hospital Of Upmc Health System: "when I was in labor with my daughter, I requested an epidural...big mistake. the anesthesiologists get to the room I was in and they explain to me what they're going to do and I agree and they get started. so when they ask me "can you feel this?", and it felt like they were moving the needle or something around in my back, so I said "yes" and then they said that they had to re-do it, from the beginning because it hadn't worked and I said okay and, again, it didn't work, so I let them do it a 3rd time and, of course, it didn't work, so I just told when I was in labor with my daughter, I requested an epidural...big mistake. the anesthesiologists get to the room I was in and they explain to me what they're going to do and I agree and they get started. so when they ask me "can you feel this?", and it felt like they were moving the needle or something around in my back, so I said "yes" and then they said that they had to re-do it, from the beginning because it hadn't worked and I said okay and, again, it didn't work, so I let them do it a 3rd time and, of course, it didn't work, so I just told them to forget about it because I don't want to end up paralyzed and when I looked down at the bed, the sheets were COVERED in blood from all of that. also, the anesthesiologists were trying to make it seem like it was MY fault that they couldn't numb me, when all I did was be as still as they told me to be...my back is also messed up from that to forget about it because I don't want to end up paralyzed and when I looked down at the bed, the sheets were COVERED in blood from all of that. also, the anesthesiologists were trying to make it seem like it was MY fault that they couldn't numb me, when all I did was be as still as they told me to be...my back is also messed up from that " - Crystal



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