Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions about your visit to the emergency department.

HAVEN Clinic for Domestic Violence

Improving and enhancing our health care response to patients, employees, and community members who have been impacted by abuse.

Mental Health Emergencies

The Acute Psychiatry Service addresses acute psychiatric, neuropsychiatric and substance-use emergencies.

Fall Prevention

Drs. Shan Liu and Katie Davenport, who are emergency physicians, walk you through how to avoid falls and what to do in case of a fall.

Wait Times for Test Results

If you are having lab tests, x-rays or consultations, the estimated wait times for the results are:

  • Lab tests: 1 to 2 hours from collection
  • X-rays: 1 to 2 hours
  • CAT scans: 4 to 6 hours
  • MRI tests: 6 to 8 hours
  • Specialty consultations with doctors from other services: 1 to 2 hours

Leaving the ED

If at the end of your ED visit you are being discharged home, we will go over a list of instructions to follow after leaving the hospital. Before you leave please make sure to:

  • Review your discharge summary with your care team
  • Understand your discharge and follow up instructions
  • Have your prescriptions
  • Ask us questions on anything you are unclear about
  • Ask for a work/school note if needed
  • Gather your belongings

Be sure to tell your regular primary and specialty care doctors that you visited the ED. They may want to follow up with you.