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ER Wait Times in Clay County Hospitals

Average wait times at hospital in Clay 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.

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Total Wait Times
Spencer Municipal Hospital
Spencer 2h 10m

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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 0 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in Clay and the slowest.


Dec 05, 2023, 6:07 PM
: "Silver Cross has a current wait time of over eight hours." - Eric

Dec 03, 2023, 11:08 PM
: "10 hours in waiting room on O2, then 18 more in the ER exam area, Tuesday night. Good luck out there." - Maureen

Dec 03, 2023, 9:20 PM
: "My daughter sitting here in the waiting room for 4 hours and she came by ambulance and sitting waiting in the waiting room " - Dorene

Dec 03, 2023, 9:20 PM
: "My daughter sitting here in the waiting room for 4 hours and she came by ambulance and sitting waiting in the waiting room " - Dorene

Dec 03, 2023, 3:17 PM
: "In August 2023, I sat in Vanderbilt University waiting room for eleven hours to receive less than
Thirty minutes of attention and a diagnosis of “we don’t know what caused the inability to make sense trying to talk” on the day before.
There were people in obviously greater distress than I, who waited just as long.
I wonder what the wait for would have been for Vanderbilt management or board members would have been. I learned the soution in Economics 101. "
- Howard

Dec 01, 2023, 11:12 PM
: "Been here at mcleod emergency room in florence since 3:53pm with NY husband who has severe abdominal pain, and leg pain and numbness and tingling in his shoulder. Scared it's his appendix and have been in the waiting room waiting for 7 hours. It's currently 11:11pm .. never had such a horrible experience at this hospital before " - Anonymous

Dec 01, 2023, 10:40 PM
: "We think my 77 year old husband has a kidney stone. He has been sitting in the waiting room at Chester County Hospital for 4 hours already. Nobody else was allowed in. The waiting room was packed at 6:30 pm when we got there. He is still waiting, bearing the pain and throwing up frequently. It is presently 10:40 pm as I type this. Seriously people?

Had we known, we should have called an ambulance. "
- Linda

Nov 26, 2023, 1:06 PM
: "Came into the hell on earth 4 hrs ago. Came in at 10am and it is now 2pm. There have been only 8 patients sitting here waiting the entire time" - Darren

Nov 09, 2023, 8:37 PM
: "Hinsdale Hospital - November 9, 2023. Wife arrives at 3 pm called from wait room at 7:10 pm. At 6:30 pm, they inform her they have a few critical cases and cannot estimate how much longer. People have left that arrived during this time. I (her husband) came back at 7 pm and witnessed three ambulances (private service) arrive at the same time.

Busiest we’ve ever seen inside Hinsdale ER.

Learned Elmhurst publishes their wait time. Was 31 minutes at 6:30 and dropped to 25 minutes at 7:15 pm.

Never again at Hinsdale Hospital unless I dont have a choice because of the ambulance driver!"
- Alan

Oct 21, 2023, 10:55 AM
: "Waited at the Vanderbilt ER after being laced with Cocaine and was never seen. I was freaking out because obviously I’ve never done Coke and the side effects were scary and unexpected. I was genuinely panicking in the waiting room and almost passed out from hyperventilating. I ended up waiting so long that I made it through the whole high, eventually calmed down on my own, and drove myself home. Apparently a coke high doesn’t last that long (thank God) but is really scary and intense…especially when you aren’t expecting it. Emotionally scarred forever." - DW

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