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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.

Hospital - Share Your ExperienceCity
Total Wait Times
Riverside Methodist Hospital
Columbus 2h 41m
Grant Medical Center
Columbus 3h 12m
Doctors Hospital
Columbus 3h 16m
Mount Carmel West
Columbus 3h 31m
Ohio State University Hospitals
Columbus 3h 46m
James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute
Columbus 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.


Feb 15, 2021, 9:21 PM
: "My father has throat cancer stage 4 and couldn't swallow anything or keep anything down we took him to the ER in Chandler Az my brother went in with him to explain what was going on with my dad he's 82yrs old he's got dementia and was trying to inform them about his health issue because my brother is his care taker and has medical power attorney they were so rude to my brother wouldn't even give him a chance to explain his health history they even called security insisting he had to leave.. it's bullshit my dad may remember his dob but any questions concerning his background or medical situation he can't even remember his primary doctos name.I understand there's a pandemic going on but if it was a minor child are they gonna make the mother stay outside." - Carolyn

Feb 12, 2021, 12:17 PM
: "For years hospitals have fed greedy stockholders. Doctors, nurses have basically same salaries as 1986(when I graduated). U of Arizona imported nurses from Philippines in late 1980s. They broke any bargaining power for staff. Thank you to my alma mater, you traitors. Staffing worse and worse till 2020. Then, guess what, no staff, everyone working till they drop. CEO, CFO, COO don't belong in medical care. Get out." - Nancy

Jan 31, 2021, 11:04 PM
: "I waited at bayview medical center for 9 hours in 2018 before being taken in the back that was before covid now I'd probably wait 9 days" - Anna

Jan 26, 2021, 6:39 PM
: "The nurses in the ER are straight bitches. They have no concern for their patients. They are so rude and have no concern. This trip was with my day. 1 month ago my mom was here and same thing. Bitches! Brought a bed in the er and told my mom to mom over to the bed. Her heart rate was 34. Then put her on a bed pan and over a hour later still had not come back to take her off. Hate this hospital and all the bitches that work here. U people need to learn some manners. " - Lisa

Jan 19, 2021, 4:24 PM
: "I came by ambulance on 1/19/2021 at 2:17pm I have an orange size abscess on my right side that it turning black, draining, swollen and very very very very painful it warm and I cant stand for nobody to touch it. Plus my skin have peeled off and its got an infection in it. This is an emergency they said be an 4 to 5 hours wait. I'm at piedmont midtown in columbus ga" - Brittany

Jan 16, 2021, 1:04 AM
: "This is ridiculous brought in my daughter to ER at 9am for what looked like bleeding under her skin. It's now 11pm and they are thinking about checking us in soon. I might as well sent her back to school and hoped for best. " - Krystal

Jan 13, 2021, 7:56 AM
: "I would like to share my experience with the billing department my husband was a patient in Bayshore in April and passed away I received a bill for over 600.00 with eob saying he was on workmen’s comp it was a error with Medicare I called all the drs. Explained we were working on clerking it up it was some kind of mistake this one bill from a nurse practitioner put me in collection’s after 3 months it did get straightened up but it took 6 months I was dealing with my husbands sudden death then a error and they didn’t give me the courtesy to wait everyone else did it was just another stressful thing to deal with I don’t think 6 months was an unreasonable time to give me. Thank you for lisenting. Susan Knott RN " - Susan

Jan 08, 2021, 11:29 PM
: "I took my son to Aiken SC hospital for a brown recluse swollen finger. Arrived at 5:30 pm and now its 11:35 and still waiting. They made any spouses fathers and mothers to aid the patients to leave at 7-8pm. wait in our cars or go home and come back. Told me I may need to take him To Augusta University if they can't do the procedure. I was waiting to see if they were going to fix or send him out to another er. Although there were only about 10m patients with one spouse. Several people told me they have been waiting 6+ hours.I'm calling my 2nd district congressman Monday. Don't go to AIKEN HOSPITAL!!!! " - Richard

Jan 08, 2021, 10:06 AM
: "I went to Bayview ER on 1/7 for a stomach illness, and waited 7.5 hours without seeing a doctor, so I left. I was surprised with the amount of sick people waiting to see a doctor, one person stated he has been there since 7AM, which was beyond 12 hours wait. It appears to me that the staff doesn't have any urgencies to see patients, or there is not enough doctors to meet demand. I'm following up my my GI doctor, which is the way to go. If you are suffering from an illness, don't go to the ER unless you don't mind being there close to 24 hours in a chair. I went to John Hopkins web site and noted my experience, never again. " - Anthony

Jan 07, 2021, 11:15 AM
: "I went to the Kennestone ER yesterday - arrived around 3 pm and made it a room at 10 pm. I was discharged after midnight. 7 HOURS to wait for a room. I was not upset, it is due to COVID. I was just highly anxious." - Leslie

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