Emergency Care

  • 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. We have six full-service emergency rooms in Charleston, SC and throughout the Lowcountry that 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 Stony 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

Our six Charleston emergency rooms rank in the top 25% in the nation for wait times and efficiency and the top 10% for patient satisfaction. Whether it’s a sports injury, life-threatening heart attack, stroke or anything in between, our emergency 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.

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 in any of our Charleston, SC locations. 

Identifying when you need emergency care 

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.

Emergency care 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 was 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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