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ER Wait Times in Maricopa County Hospitals

Average wait times at hospital in Maricopa 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
Paradise Valley Hospital
Phoenix 2h 16m
Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn Medical Center
Scottsdale 2h 18m
Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea Medical Center
Scottsdale 2h 19m
West Valley Hospital
Goodyear 2h 20m
St Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center
Phoenix 2h 32m
Mountain Vista Medical Center, Lp
Mesa 2h 34m
Scottsdale Healthcare-Thompson Peak Hospital
Scottsdale 2h 38m
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
Gilbert 2h 42m
Arizona Regional Medical Center
Mesa 2h 47m
Phoenix Baptist Hospital
Phoenix 2h 48m
Arrowhead Hospital
Glendale 2h 52m
Chandler Regional Medical Center
Chandler 2h 53m
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix 2h 58m
Banner Estrella Medical Center
Phoenix 2h 58m
Gilbert Hospital
Gilbert 3h 5m
Maryvale Hospital
Phoenix 3h 8m
Banner Desert Medical Center
Mesa 3h 12m
Banner Boswell Medical Center
Sun City 3h 14m
John C Lincoln North Mountain Hospital
Phoenix 3h 17m
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Phoenix 3h 20m
Banner Gateway Medical Center
Gilbert 3h 28m
St Lukes Medical Center
Phoenix 3h 30m
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
Glendale 3h 35m
Banner Del E Webb Medical Center
Sun City West 3h 38m
Maricopa Medical Center
Phoenix 3h 51m
John C Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital
Phoenix 4h 3m
Phoenix Indian Medical Center
Phoenix 5h 42m
Wickenburg Community Hospital
Wickenburg N/A
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix 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 206 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in Maricopa and the slowest.


Jan 30, 2023, 9:48 PM
: "My husband’s doctor sent us to the ER after leaving his office. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. 4 hours later we are still here with no direction waiting on a CT scan." - Mimi

Jan 24, 2023, 5:25 AM
: "Brought my 11 week old son in with severe respiratory symptoms. Waited from 10:30pm to 5am. Many other kids there but none were seen the whole time we were there. Left to see our pediatrician. Will dispute charges." - Tom

Jan 24, 2023, 5:25 AM
: "Brought my 11 week old son in with severe respiratory symptoms. Waited from 10:30pm to 5am. Many other kids there but none were seen the whole time we were there. Left to see our pediatrician. Will dispute charges." - Tom

Jan 21, 2023, 10:04 AM
: "I've been at Harford Memorial for 12 hrs right now. Not true " - Kristie

Jan 21, 2023, 6:37 AM
: "I've been at Harford Memorial for 12 hrs right now. Not true " - Kristie

Jan 14, 2023, 5:04 PM
: "Truthfully it's not about the wait time, it's all about the outcome! Short wait at Crouse (via ambulance) but they did nothing for hours then discharged. Drove to Upstate ER 6 hours later and after 2 hour wait they cauterized and have been fine since...Take me to Upstate!" - bud

Jan 13, 2023, 8:01 PM
: "Waited 4 hrs in er with broken rotator cup for 4 hrs. My daughter, Laura Burns sat for 9 hrs with an atop pregnancy. In Sept. She could have died. Both In Abington ER.
Be ashamed. Surprised u haven't been sued. Have also mentioned to my Insurance Company to recheck their billing to Blue Cross. Never heard or saw Doctors billing me."
- Diane

Jan 12, 2023, 1:04 PM
: "i went to Memorial Mission in Asheville NC...THE WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE!!
I live 8 minutes from the hospital..arrived at 6:08 pm on 1/11/2023 waited an hour in line just to see a nurse to check in..then waited another hour just to see triage nurse who was very nice took my blood for lab and urine..he then gave me an IV of fluid and nausea meds to wheel me back into the waiting room for my long 8 hour never see a doctor. Nurses could not or would not tell anyone what the hold up was. rude and nasty to everyone..finally had enough told the nurse at the desk to take out my Iv in my arm i was going home. her words were what's your name..told her and as i turned to leave she said to me hope you feel better soon. I turned around and told her what do you care?? If you did care for anyone of us you would get off your ass and find out how much longer until we see a doctor. instead you sit there rude and nasty eating and chatting with the other nurses on duty laughing while we all are suffering and sick. i walked out the door. NEVER RECOMMENDED THEM FOR ANYONE!! I used to hold memorial mission hospital in buncombe county to be the BEST...NOT ANYMORE!!

A gentleman in his 70"s sitting next to me told me he suffered a heartattack a week ago..returned with chest pain...he had been there 8 hours before i even arrived and still wasn't seen before i keft. this man could of died in the ER and no one even batted an eye to help him.
Doctors coming off elevators and stairs with coffee drinks and delivery food...yet no one was being taken back to be seen.

Triage nurses walking around checking vitals every hour asking us if we had any changes in the past hr since seeing them. Screaming peoples names as the walk around.

- christina

Jan 10, 2023, 5:46 AM
: "We have been waiting in the waiting room at Unity Point Methodist since 10pm 1/9/23. It's now 4:45am 1/10/23. No end in site. Still a lot of people in the waiting room. " - Kim

Jan 09, 2023, 5:09 AM
: "Came in this morning around 4:27 for a fissure it's now 5:15 and I'm discharged. " - Lando

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