ER Wait Times in Wharton County Hospitals

Average wait times at hospital in Wharton 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.

Total Wait Times
Gulf Coast Medical CenterWharton 2h 46m
El Campo Memorial HospitalEl Campo 2h 50m

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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 4 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in Wharton and the slowest.


Mar 21, 2017, 11:49 AM
: "Was in the ER 3/20/17. Arrived at 5:15 and at 10:00p.m still not seen. One woman came in said she was miscarrying. Took her vitals, drew blood and sent her back to the waiting room. She left. Another woman came in with chest pains, took her back did and EKG and sent her back to waiting room. Another young girl was in so much pain, had been sitting there for 6 hours, went to the bathroom, past out coming out. Personnel put her in a wheel chain and she sat. 45 minutes later she starting having seizures. Took ER personnel 5-6 minutes after someone yelled for help to come out and take her back. This particular ER I will never go back to. Totally disorganized, rude receptionist and none had any compassion for those that had been waiting for so long. Longest wait time at 9:00p.m. was 7 hours and 53 minutes and the person still had not been seen. Hospital had no beds, ER has no beds, yet they still kept taking ambulances in that were being sent to them by other Hospitals as they turned them away because they were full. Totally unacceptable for these kind of waits and treatment in an ER." - Cathy

Mar 18, 2017, 6:01 PM
: "Don't choose an ER based on wait times. Froedtert has experts on call 24/7. If you go to another ER on a weekend, you might wait two days to be seen by a specialist. At Froedtert, you'll see a neurologist, liver specialist, or heart surgeon right away if you need one. When my husband had a life-threatening brain infection, St. Mary's talked to their neurologist by phone and told us he had early dementia. " - Muriel

Mar 16, 2017, 6:20 PM
: "March 16, 2017...Went in with chest pain and flank pain. They advised my heart rate was elevated in triage so did an ECG. Sat me in a waiting room for 5 hours. Witnessed entire families come in who were all extremely obese eating McDonalds, laughing, partying it up yet they were seen before me. I asked the triage nurse what was going on that I hadn't been called back yet even for a second set of vitals in the last 4 hours, she basically said, leave if you're not happy. Showed no regard whatsoever for my condition or her lack of triage knowledge. She was obviously fresh out of school, not experienced enough for triage. You see I spent years working in the ED as a tech while I went through nursing school. Ended up going elsewhere and getting diagnosed with severe dehydration due to a recent bout with the flu. Hershey Med is one of the worst facilities in the area. " - Ann

Mar 09, 2017, 2:03 PM
: "Worst wait ever for a mom with. 2 year old who just need to be seen for a bladder infecinfection!!! I say in ths waiting room for 5 hours this is so crazy!!! Not to mention I had mt 4 year old with me. " - Jessica

Mar 09, 2017, 7:50 AM
: "Worst experience ever! They wouldn't even attempt to treat me. Just shoved drugs at me and sent out the door. " - Eric

Mar 08, 2017, 9:17 PM
: "7 hour wait time. Seems to me this ER needs better management. " - Lisa

Mar 07, 2017, 7:48 AM
: "Thisbis the worstbplace ever.4 people in waiting room.monitor on wall shows 10 people in rooms. Waiting for over 4 hours just to get seen.i could see if it was super busy. However it is not" - Pamela

Feb 28, 2017, 11:51 AM
: "I'm sorry Franklin sq hospital emergency room on more than one occasion never even got seen bcuz the wait was sooo long has it not been for the ambulance drivers giving me what I needed i would have probably went into respiratory arrest" - Linda

Feb 28, 2017, 11:49 AM
: "I've had to wait up to 9 hrs and that was only to be wheeled into the waitin area after arriving via ambulance " - Linda

Feb 25, 2017, 8:33 PM
: "Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Brought my 89 year old Mom here. Previously diagnosed with pneumonia. Relapsing. Arrive at 530p. It's now 832 and she hasn't been seen by a doctor. Never again. " - V

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