Emergency Room

Emergencies happen. Don't delay your care.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, have shortness of breath or are experiencing another medical emergency,
call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.
It is critical that you seek emergency care if you are experiencing a medical emergency. We have procedures in place to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff members and visitors. Our standard infection prevention protocols help in preventing the spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, year-round. It is safe to come to the hospital, and your life, or the life of a loved one, may depend on prompt emergency treatment.

Learn more about the steps we're taking to provide a clean and safe care environment.

About our Emergency Services

At Starr Regional Medical Center, our Emergency Room (ER) team is staffed 24/7 with emergency physicians, nurses and staff who are trained in providing emergency care. Our team combines advanced training with compassionate service to be ready for you or your family when you need it the most.

What to Expect in our ER

As a patient, you will be cared for by staff trained to respond to any type of medical emergency. We understand a visit to the ER can be a very stressful time; therefore, you should expect us to communicate with you and guide you through your situation. You should always ask questions if you do not understand.

Our Locations

ER- Athens Campus
1114 W Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

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ER- Etowah Campus
886 US-411
Etowah, TN 37331

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Quality Emergency Care

The national recognition we’ve earned demonstrates our staff’s commitment to providing the highest quality of care including:

Chest Pain Center accreditationAmerican College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Starr Regional Medical Center received Chest Pain Center accreditation from the American College of Cardiology. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best heart care treatment available. As an accredited facility, we use the newest methods and best practices in heart care to ensure that our patients receive:

  • Right care at the right time to minimize or eliminate heart damage due to heart attack
  • Timely and accurate diagnoses to reduce the disruption to your life and get you back home as soon as possible
  • Help and communication to better understand how to respond to your heart emergencies
  • Improved quality of life after a heart episode

Learn more about chest pain awareness

Recognize the Symptoms: Two of the most common life-threatening emergencies are heart attacks and strokes. Timely treatment is crucial!

Heart attack symptoms

Stroke symptoms