24-Hour Emergency

The dedicated medical staff at Glendive Medical Center are here for you and your loved ones when a medical emergency strikes. Our facility is equipped with the latest technology to provide outstanding care when you need it most. When you arrive at the emergency department, check in at the registration department and our staff will see to it that you are provided treatment as soon as possible. If you are facing a life-threatening emergency, you will be seen by our medical staff immediately.

About our Emergency Department:

  • 24 hours a day - 7 days a week
  • 24- Hour availability of emergency department staff; Physician Assistant or Medical Provider.
  • Comfortable waiting room.
  • Registration desk just inside the main entrance.
  • Three large fully equipped examination rooms. In addition, the department has an expansive, fully equipped trauma room and fully equipped orthopedic room.
  • State-of-the-art cardiac monitoring system.
  • eEmergency - Innovative concept that links two-way video equipment in local rural emergency rooms to emergency-trained physicians and specialists at a central hub, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • 24 hour Med-Packs are available in the Emergency Department in those instances when a patient is discharged home with a prescription outside of normal retail pharmacy hours. These Med-Packs must be paid for in full at the time of receipt, (cost will be $5 or $10 based on medication).

If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Am I Having an Emergency?

When a serious medical problem occurs, you might find yourself asking if it warrants a trip to the emergency. You don’t want to take chances with an emergency, but it’s also important to only use emergency services when you really need them.

If you have a problem that needs care right away, but doesn’t seem like a life-threatening emergency, our Urgent Care Department should be able to provide the assistance you need. Like the emergency room, you do not need an appointment to visit the urgent care center. However, urgent care is not equipped to handle life threatening emergencies, so it’s important to understand the difference between an urgent medical problem and an emergency situation.

The following are some signs that someone is in need of emergency care:

  • Severe chest pains or tightness in the chest
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nonstop bleeding
  • Nonstop vomiting or diarrhea
  • Fainting
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Blurry vision accompanied by lightheadness
  • Sudden changes in behavior and/or feelings of confusion
  • Suicidal thoughts

If you have doubts as to whether or not you are having an emergency, don’t take chances. Call 911 immediately and tell them what’s going on.