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Emergency Services

  • Important: If this is an emergency, please call 911.
  • Palmetto Poison Center call (800) 922-1117

The emergency room is the last place we want to see you or your loved ones, but we’re here for you, ready to safely provide the care you need. Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s board certified emergency doctors and specially trained nurses deliver the same compassionate, quality care found throughout our healthcare system. Our six full-service emergency rooms are conveniently located throughout the Lowcountry and are equipped with the most advanced diagnostic capabilities.

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ER locations

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital

2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr. Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 402-1000
Open 24 Hours

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Roper Hospital

316 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-2000
Open 24 Hours

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Roper Hospital Diagnostics & ER - Moncks Corner Medical Plaza

730 Stoney Landing Rd.
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
(843) 899-7700
Open 24 Hours

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Roper Hospital Diagnostics & ER - Northwoods

7832 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 824-8733
Open 24 Hours

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Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital

100 Callen Blvd
Summerville, SC 29486
(854) 529-3100
Open 24 Hours

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Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital

3500 Highway 17 North
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 606-7000
Open 24 Hours

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Emergency Room information

Downtown & West Ashley

Roper Hospital’s ER is a national leader in reopening blocked arteries in the heart well within the national goal time of 90 minutes from the first time a patient seeks medical attention. It’s also home to our market-leading heart and vascular services, with a state of the art cardiac catheterization lab on site. Roper Hospital has been awarded the Level II Geriatric Emergency Department certification in 2020, which speaks to the quality senior-friendly care delivered throughout Roper St. Francis Healthcare. Both Roper Hospital and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital provide rapid evaluations of stroke symptoms and work quickly to administer the clot busting drug – alteplase (tpa) when appropriate. Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital also has a specialized obstetrical emergency department and houses our Women’s Center of Excellence.

Mount Pleasant

Whether it’s a sports injury, life-threatening heart attack, stroke or anything in between, the Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant ER care team focuses on you from the moment you arrive. Armed with the vast resources of the entire Roper St. Francis Healthcare system, our team can quickly and efficiently get you the treatment that you need.

North Area

Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital ER, our newest addition, brings emergency services close to home for our Berkeley county neighbors, family and friends. Moncks Corner Medical Plaza, a longstanding facility in the area, provides fast and efficient family-friendly care with short wait times. Roper Hospital Diagnostics & ER – Northwoods is easy to access on Rivers Avenue and routinely handles pediatric emergencies, and provides rapid evaluation and treatment.

Our six ERs rank in the top 25% in the nation for wait times and efficiency and the top 10% for patient satisfaction. Your healthcare is your choice, even in an emergency. When medically appropriate, you can choose to be taken to a Roper St. Francis Healthcare emergency room.

Identifying an emergency

There are symptoms and injuries that clearly require emergency care. But what should you do in the case of your more common injuries and illnesses? If you find yourself or a loved one in need of emergency care, call 911.

  • Irregular breathing pattern or difficulty breathing
  • Unusual abdominal pain
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Fainting spells, dizziness, weakness or blurred vision
  • Pain, pressure or tightness in the chest and/or abdominal area
  • Sudden change in mental status (confusion, irritation, unusual behavior, suicidal or homicidal feelings)
  • Sudden and severe pain
  • Excessive bleeding that will not stop
  • Coughing or vomiting up blood

For those situations that are not life-threatening, but you need to see a doctor right away, Roper St. Francis Healthcare has several Express Care locations throughout the Lowcountry that are open late and on weekends. Call (843) 402-LATE.

Emergency transport

LifeLink is our emergency ground transport service. Our transport team is dedicated to providing specialized intensive care, advanced and basic life support, and is focused on patient care and community health. Our team provides support, instruction, care and treatment from the moment a request for transport is initiated until the patient’s care is transferred to the receiving healthcare facility.

The helicopter is our critical care air transport. The helicopter allows us to decrease patient load and unload time by 15 minutes - the difference between life and/or quality of life and to bring access to rural areas. The Roper Hospital Rooftop Helipad is the first of its kind on the Charleston peninsula.

For more information about our emergency transport services, please call LifeLink at (843) 402-1335.

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