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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.

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Jul 05, 2020, 10:31 PM
: "I waited five hours to see a doctor for less than five minutes and when she was walking out of the hallway I was waiting in they were giving me a two thousand dollar bill then they wanted to do a lab which they said 30-45 minutes I waited a hour and told them they were out of time I was leaving they woke up from their chairs and brought my paperwork to me told me there was nothing they could do for a spider bite where my whole leg is swollen up and couldn’t bend " - James

Jun 22, 2020, 8:05 PM
: "I'm 79 year old CAD patient with many fine experiences with staff at Health Park. Last October my veteran nurses were all gone, replaced by much younger staff. In ER, they were training youngsters like mad. Some knew their stuff. Many did not. I believe many veterans left or retired because conditions are made too difficult.
Two weeks ago went to Gulf Coast ER @ 9 pm with blocked bladder. Worst ER experience ever at ER. My wife and I were shocked at how messy rest rooms were. Young nurse jabbed and failed to draw blood Ouch! Still have bruise. Took blood twice, never asked me for urine. At 3 am my bladder released on it's own. I practically forced them to take it. Half an hour later, they had UTI diagnosis, based on urine, not blood.
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- Wade

Jun 20, 2020, 11:40 PM
: "Honestly I’m just thinking about taking my chances to schedule a doctors appointment. I walked into a waiting room of three people and it’s been over a hour and a half and I still haven’t seen a doctor. These people are ridiculous... " - Kionna

Jun 20, 2020, 10:50 PM
: "My son is inside with my husband been here since 600 and he still hasn’t seen a doctor. Husband said only two other people in waiting room." - SMA

Jun 20, 2020, 10:35 PM
: "Honestly I’m just thinking about taking my chances to schedule a doctors appointment. I walked into a waiting room of three people and it’s been over a hour and a half and I still haven’t seen a doctor. These people are ridiculous... " - Kionna

Jun 18, 2020, 8:02 PM
: "I was sent here by the urgent care, saying I needed to go right away and that the pink sheet will ensure they know I was sent and need in.
I've been waiting for 6.5 hours now. "
- In

Jun 17, 2020, 7:54 PM
: "I came to the hospital for a bad allergic reaction to something I was having a hard time breathing I am red all over they just told me to sit down my thought hurts and I'm having problems breathing I am also asthmatic and I sit there and sit there still not even triogde after 4t mins and all they can say to me is a security guard comes up and tells me to put my mask over my nose I only fucking co.e her cuz my dr told me to go to the er immediately this is fucked up " - Jodi

Jun 17, 2020, 7:54 PM
: "I came to the hospital for a bad allergic reaction to something I was having a hard time breathing I am red all over they just told me to sit down my thought hurts and I'm having problems breathing I am also asthmatic and I sit there and sit there still not even triogde after 4t mins and all they can say to me is a security guard comes up and tells me to put my mask over my nose I only fucking co.e her cuz my dr told me to go to the er immediately this is fucked up " - Jodi

Jun 15, 2020, 4:53 PM
: "I recently visited Mease Dunedin. The staff there was extremely caring and compassionate. I felt horrible for them since the woman next to me was yelling at everyone. People don't realize that an ER is there to make sure you are sick enough to be admitted or patch you up well enough for your Dr's to do more testing. It's not like the TV show where Dr House and his team treat you like a lab rat till your fixed. These Dr's an nurses have a hard enough job with out people being mean to them. " - Chrys

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

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