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Salem Hospital emergency room. Open 24/7.


Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if you have life-threatening symptoms.


Life-threatening symptoms may include:

• Trouble breathing• Severe abdominal pain
• Loss of consciousness• Chest pain or pressure
• Major trauma• Stroke
• Head injury• Uncontrollable bleeding
• Altered mental state• Suicidal thoughts or actions
• Sudden loss of vision• Broken bones



Salem Hospital emergency room

Salem Hospital emergency room

890 Oak Street SE
Salem, OR 97301


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Salem Hospital's ER is a State of Oregon Level II Trauma Center, which means it provides 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.



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Here's what to expect

Why is the wait so long?

We know that there can be a long wait for care in the ER. If your situation is not life-threatening, you may be seen faster at Salem Health Urgent Care another local urgent care clinic or your regular doctor’s office. Salem Health Medical Clinics often have same-day appointments open, and many are accepting new patients.

Keep in mind that you will never be asked to wait longer than is safe for your condition. Patients in the ER waiting room are seen according to how dangerous their condition is — not first-come-first-served. If you have been waiting a long time and feel that your condition is getting worse, please ask a nurse for help.

Care after a mental or behavioral health crisis
If someone has a behavioral health crisis they will see a provider that understands mental health. The provider will ask questions to better understand the person’s current condition and long-term needs. Read more about emergency mental health care in our brochure.
What to do after a sexual assult

If you are in or near Salem, Oregon, and have been sexually assaulted, it's extremely important to get immediate medical attention at Salem Hospital's emergency room.

Despite the urge to wash off the remains of the attack as soon as you can, it is essential that you first:

  • Go to a safe place.

  • Call a friend, family member or someone you trust for support. (You can also call the Salem Center for Hope & Safety hotline at 866-399-7722 for help 24 hours a day.)