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ER Wait Times in Allegheny County Hospitals

Average wait times at hospital in Allegheny 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.

Hospital - Share Your ExperienceCity
Total Wait Times
St Clair Memorial Hospital
Pittsburgh 1h 56m
Upmc Mckeesport
Mc Keesport 2h 12m
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
Pittsburgh 2h 13m
Magee Womens Hospital Of Upmc Health System
Pittsburgh 2h 17m
Upmc Presbyterian Shadyside
Pittsburgh 2h 22m
Upmc Passavant
Pittsburgh 2h 32m
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh 2h 38m
Upmc Mercy
Pittsburgh 2h 43m
Upmc St Margaret
Pittsburgh 2h 44m
Ohio Valley General Hospital
Mckees Rocks 2h 56m
Alle Kiski Medical Center
Natrona 3h 10m
Heritage Valley Sewickley
Sewickley 3h 11m
Forbes Regional Hospital
Monroeville 3h 26m
Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Pittsburgh 4h 34m
Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh Of Upmc
Pittsburgh 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 158 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in Allegheny and the slowest.


May 17, 2020, 8:43 PM
: "These Dr and especially nurses are extremely rude to include bringing me to tears and hysterical crying. My husband was not allowed back with me due to no visitors for Corona. So i was alone and i was treated as bothering and not important even though high fever, pain, and urinating strait blood. This happened in the wee morning hours (3am) and they left me in a ER room balling, and crying begging please do not treat me like this and idw to be here either because of the corona and had to come because urinating strait blood, fever, and pain. As soon as they saw i had fever is when they started treating me horrible and it was abuse. I walked out hysterical when they left me in room over 3 hours aline and NO OTHER PATIENTS WERE IN ER. NO FLUIDS (EXTREME DEHYDRATUON) AND NO MEDS ETC..i have stayed in bed since very ill to point of idnk how much longer i will be here. Experience was that bad" - Anon

Apr 26, 2020, 7:33 PM
: "I have dealt with physical abuse at the hospital when they were not listening to me. Valley Medical is terrifying. " - L.

Apr 13, 2020, 12:07 AM
: "March 27th, 2020. Zero wait time at Mt.View Hospital ER (foot injury) Las Vegas,NV. There was nobody else waiting. The hospital was as dead as the Vegas strip." - Glenn

Apr 07, 2020, 3:04 PM
: "Went to UC Monday am for arm injury.....we were only ones in there...????" - Cynthia

Apr 05, 2020, 9:16 AM
: "Odd...they show a hospital near me (Palms) at over 2 hours..yet the hospital itself is reporting 1 minute...hmmmm not useful" - Ron

Mar 27, 2020, 9:52 PM
: "My visit to Aria Torresdale was good the ER was not to busy but I have been there at times where I waited several hours but I understood. The good thing is when I felt really worst and told them they sent someone out to check my vitals they didn't change I felt good with that and continued to wait my turn.So basically if they have people who are mich more seriously off they go first. Sometimes seems as if the staff are not showing concern but when it's time to take on serious stuff they jump right into doing an amazing job.The doctor's are always attentive when I go.

- Brenda

Mar 11, 2020, 9:46 PM
: "3-4 hour wait awesomeness " - Lynn

Mar 10, 2020, 6:52 PM
: "I was taken to Northside hospital after being hit by an unlicensed driver from behind. Northside was the closest so that's where the ambulance took me. I was taken into the ER and put in this filthy room with the doors on the cupboards falling off and the plastic band they put on me had incorrect info on it regarding my birthdate; I told them so and they just kind of shrugged. The fastest thing that happened there was the guy who came in to get my insurance card and to sign the paperwork...they weren't going to miss getting paid!

There was still blood all over the side of the bed I was lying on and it took a very long time before anyone came to see me. After that I was taken to get a CT scan and then returned to the same room but removed immediately to make room for another person. I was parked in the hallway and then forgotten about along with a bunch of other people who were also discarded to the hallways. After over two hours a young doctor told me that I had whiplash and a mild concussion and either he would be back or someone would be back to administer a shot and some other medication. No one ever came back. So I went to the nurses/doctor's station in the ER and spoke to someone there who had no idea of what was going on. So I told him we were leaving and he said okay but didn't offer any paperwork of any kind to take with me. This was, by far, the worst hospital I've ever been to in my lifetime; and I've been to a lot of them from MI, to NC, and now FL. This should be very embarrassing to them."
- Patricia

Mar 06, 2020, 6:14 PM
: "I work in an ER and feel I should answer some of these concerns. People fail to understand the purpose of an ED. It exists first and foremost to treat and stabilize medical emergencies. Unfortunately far too many people use the ED as their primary care facility. Triage in the ED is to determine which medical condition is more serious than another. Obviously, the “sickest go quickest.”
The time a patient waits has zero bearing on how soon they will be seen by a doctor. It is not “take a number and wait your turn.” Again, it is based solely on who is most emergent.
Unfortunately vomiting, most lacerations, abdominal pain, pain in general are NOT medical emergencies. People who can’t breathe, cardiac events based off of an initial EKG, neurological changes are all considered emergencies and will always come first.
Complaining and making a fuss will get the waiting patient absolutely nowhere.
Most patients have a primary care provider, ALL Medicaid patients are assigned one.
If your condition is not a medical emergency and you choose to go to the ED for treatment you must be prepared to potentially wait hours before being seen.
There are emergencies and there are non emergencies. Know which one is yours before coming to the ED!"
- Matt

Mar 02, 2020, 3:30 PM
: "I’m here waiting over 3 hours in the TGH ER. They just suggested to us that we’ve only been here for just 3 hours and it’s been well over 3 hours. No rooms were available they stated. People with broken arms are crying, babies crying and we are for forced into a small waiting area with patients with obvious contagious conditions not wearing face masks. Most miserable situation ever." - M.

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