The Emergency Department at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport offers 24-hour emergency medical care.
The Emergency Department staff utilizes triage in treating patients – those with the most serious acute cases are treated first, followed by others in accordance with the severity of their illness or injury. Top priority is given to individuals in a life-threatening situation, such as cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, unstable vital signs or severe injury. Also taking precedence are urgent conditions which are not immediately life-threatening, such as chest pain, a severe allergic reaction, or a stabilized serious injury. Patients may also be triaged into Convenient Care, a special service within the Emergency Department which is dedicated to treating minor injuries and illnesses.
The FHN Emergency Department also is equipped with a helipad, where transport helicopters can land and take off.
The right care at the right time. Review your health care service options in our Patient and Visitor Guide.
Need help? Finding the right providers for you and your family is an important step in ensuring your best health. If you need help finding a provider, please call us at 1-877-6000-FHN, 1-877-600-0346 ext 965.
Many of our specialty care offices require a referral from primary care for your initial visit, so if you're already an FHN patient, you may need to contact your primary care provider for more information. If you're new to FHN, or don't have a primary care provider, call the number above and you'll have a primary care appointment before you hang up the phone!* Thank you for choosing FHN!
*Restrictions or requirements of health insurance carriers may apply; eligibility will be confirmed during our conversation with you.