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ER Wait Time in Philadelphia Hospitals

These are the average wait times Philadelphia hospital ER's from fastest to slowest. Actual wait times will depend on many factors.

Hospital - Share Your ExperienceCity
Total Wait Times
Chestnut Hill Hospital
Philadelphia 2h 47m
Roxborough Memorial Hospital
Philadelphia 2h 55m
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia 3h 5m
Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia 3h 13m
Jeanes Hospital
Philadelphia 3h 17m
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia 3h 19m
Nazareth Hospital
Philadelphia 3h 21m
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia 3h 27m
Pennsylvania Hosp Of The Univ Of Pa Health Sys
Philadelphia 3h 47m
Aria Health
Philadelphia 3h 52m
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia 4h 14m
St Joseph's Hospital
Philadelphia 4h 17m
Hospital Of Univ Of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia 4h 19m
Kensington Hospital
Philadelphia N/A
N/A
Cancer Treatment Centers Of America
Philadelphia N/A
Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
Philadelphia 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 92 minute wait difference between the fastest Philadelphia emergency room and the slowest.

Stories



Apr 26, 2021, 11:55 PM
: "UVA gets all the fame but their ER service is horrible. 5-6 hour wait because they don’t have enough beds? Ummm they just built a whole addition to the original hospital and when I brought this up to the nurse she says not all those rooms are for the public, they’re private!! What!!! So sad the division of wealth is everywhere! It’s ridiculous to have to wait that long for an expensive service because the billing department is fully staffed! " - Melanie

Apr 20, 2021, 2:00 AM
: "Arrived with my husband, he is having difficulty breathing due to COVID. 7 1/2 hours later still waiting be been seen by a doctor. There is no since of urgency here at Buffalo General Hospital. They haven't communicate any type of wait times. Horrible and I wish I had taken him somewhere else. " - Jacinda

Apr 17, 2021, 10:13 PM
: "I am a stroke patient and this is first time to complain sadly. North Shore Salem ED - 3pm admitted to ED area ( having waited in wait area almost 2 hrs ) This for cellulitis ( ongoing stroke complication) - I finally got admitted to Davenport 9 at 2am ( Epic has Bed Mgt tool)
This is total of 13 hours. The ED were visibly not dealing with trauma busy cases. I had a rule out blood clot ultrasound to check no DVT and an IV - beds were full in ED was on cot in corridor. Came up in wheelchair not bed. The room area bed space was empty approx 4 hours ( the previous loud patient was taken out at 10pm - this not acceptable - Salem is designated a stroke center awarded Gold by AHA - but no neurology here : anything stroke related needs to be triaged faster will be talking to Dr David Robert’s as protocol needs to reflect the designation "
- Jan

Apr 17, 2021, 5:58 PM
: "Sinai hospital Baltimore Maryland, April 14, 2021. After waiting 11 hours for a room, and not being told how much longer it would be, I left and went to GBMC And had a room in three hours." - Roy

Apr 11, 2021, 12:59 AM
: "I will NEVER willingly go to a Corpus Christi hospital or ER.

ATROCIOUS! I waited for 10 hours.and finally took an AMA and just drove to MD Anderson in Houston.

This happened multiple times to me, and also these are the same clowns that missed a pulmonary embolism and were going to send me into a procedure the next day.

NO F***ING WAY WOULD I LET ANYONE I CARE ABOUT GO TO SPOHN!"
- Ryan

Apr 06, 2021, 5:27 AM
: "Worst service ever every single time I've ever been over 17 years. Rude, Horrible customer service, Too quick to diagnose, the rudest E.R. staff, when you're waiting in the ER they do nothing to make you feel comfortable they act like they don't believe you. Maybe little you along with the rest of the staff. Their priority system of who goes first is ridiculous they don't seem like they know what they're doing. Security is rude. The wait times are outrageous. They'll be one or two people in the waiting room but yet you're waiting for hours. Then you come to find out when you ask that there's beds open but they just haven't been cleaned yet. Worst hospital system ever!" - Gina

Apr 06, 2021, 5:27 AM
: "Worst service ever every single time I've ever been over 17 years. Rude, Horrible customer service, Too quick to diagnose, the rudest E.R. staff, when you're waiting in the ER they do nothing to make you feel comfortable they act like they don't believe you. Maybe little you along with the rest of the staff. Their priority system of who goes first is ridiculous they don't seem like they know what they're doing. Security is rude. The wait times are outrageous. They'll be one or two people in the waiting room but yet you're waiting for hours. Then you come to find out when you ask that there's beds open but they just haven't been cleaned yet. Worst hospital system ever!" - Gina

Apr 03, 2021, 2:16 PM
: "At the core of ALL these complaints on here, and underlying the entire broken healthcare industry in the US is:
HEALTHCARE FOR PROFIT DOESN’T WORK.
All other developed countries have figured this out, but not the USA. Take the $$ out of healthcare, and ALL associated problems, inequalities, and entire healthcare insurance industry ALL goes away, ...poof! "
- Mason

Mar 29, 2021, 9:29 AM
: "My son was treated badly because he was former drug addict. Ended up having bacterial infection in blood stream. They sent him home & was very rude!!" - Tiffanysouthern

Mar 26, 2021, 11:12 PM
: "My son was treated badly because he was former drug addict. Ended up having bacterial infection in blood stream. They sent him home & was very rude!!" - Tiffanysouthern

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