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ER Wait Times in Florence County Hospitals

Average wait times at hospital in Florence 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
Carolinas Hospital System
Florence 3h 1m
Lake City Community Hospital
Lake City 3h 10m
Mcleod Regional Medical Center-Pee Dee
Florence 3h 11m

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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 10 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in Florence and the slowest.


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Jan 18, 2022, 12:38 AM
: "The wait time is ridiculous! I brought my 81 yr old grandmother here at 4pm n it’s now 11:37 pm and we are still sitting outside although they already said she needs to be admitted!!!!!!!!! This is so frustrating!" - Ursula

Jan 17, 2022, 6:21 PM
: "These estimates are a joke. I’ve been at fort sanders for over 9 hours and haven’t been seen. This is the worst hospital I’ve ever experienced. " - Becca

Jan 16, 2022, 9:37 PM
: "I agree with the poster below; in this day & age, why can’t this website show ACTUAL wait times, in REAL TIME!!? (It’s so not helpful to show averages!)
And, for all the other complainers, isn’t healthcare for PROFIT fun?? We’re the ONLY developed country that has healthcare rigged in this screwed up way! Why can’t we have a national care program that’s free for everyone!? (Something like Canada?) — in this whacked out world, where 3 stitches costs $3,000+ — how is that fair?"
- Bryce

Jan 16, 2022, 11:43 AM
: "This is by far THE WORST hospital EVER!!!! I come from a small town that has a less medically equipped, and less knowledge staff I use to think that was the worst hospital. Until dealing with SMH a few times twice on my own behalf and a few taking family members. These people are just completely disgusting. How this hospital keeps getting facelifts and funding is quite a laugh bc no matter how pretty you make your halls, your staff and hospital still sucks. They treat major issues with bandaids. from a 5 hour wait in septic shock with an IV in my arm while sitting in the waiting room for another 5 hour wait and there's wasn't even a guarantee that could it would be that. Yay me for not getting any medicine in me to make my body not shut down while in septic shock. This place needs to be sued. Don't waste ur time coming here go to Tampa instead!" - Amber

Jan 15, 2022, 6:04 PM
: "Okay, so this page shows "average wait times..." And not CURRENT wait times. Average over... the past 5 years? How useful is this page if I want to know RIGHT NOW how long it will take me to get to see a doctor at Cedar Sinai in Los Angeles? Apparently not at all. That makes this page useless and, even worse, terribly misleading." - K.

Jan 15, 2022, 6:04 PM
: "Okay, so this page shows "average wait times..." And not CURRENT wait times. Average over... the past 5 years? How useful is this page if I want to know RIGHT NOW how long it will take me to get to see a doctor at Cedar Sinai in Los Angeles? Apparently not at all. That makes this page useless and, even worse, terribly misleading." - K.

Jan 15, 2022, 10:02 AM
: "Over 10% of the nurses and doctors have been fired or forced to quit over vaccine requirements. You get what you vote for. Next time don't put losers in charge. " - Sean

Jan 10, 2022, 5:54 PM
: "Came to St. Bernard at 8:30 for BP 211/122, heart attack range, I've been registered and triaged, but it's 4:55 and I'm still sitting here. I can't go to another hospital because I may not make it through the trip or wait time." - Raymond

Jan 10, 2022, 2:12 PM
: "Ambulance took 98 yr old mom this morning arriving at hospital at 9:00 am
She is still in waiting room it has been five (5) hours. No food and she weighs 91. They will not allow any family member in to see her. I know she is scared hungry and cold. I know they worry about COVID however not one care worker is wearing kn95 mask just the thin throw away masks we all started with."
- William

Jan 07, 2022, 4:32 PM
: "I’ve been waiting for 5 hours for a lump on my stomach. I’m in pain and crying, I came on Christmas and they said it was nothing, I came 3 days after Christmas and they said it was nothing. Don’t come here, especially if your worried about your health " - Crystal

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