Staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and experienced emergency nurses, Kent Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) is the second-largest in the state of Rhode Island. Caring for nearly 70,000 patients annually, the Kent ED ranks among the top 10 percent nationally.
The provider and triage model has dramatically reduced waiting time to see an emergency medicine provider and overall length of stay, resulting in patient satisfaction scores that rank the Kent ED as one of the best performing in the nation in the area of patient satisfaction and experience of care.
Wait time: Keep in mind that new patients arrive frequently, and some conditions require more immediate attention. How long you wait to see a medical professional varies.
There are times when health issues arise, and scheduling an appointment with a medical provider may not be possible. Our physicians and clinicians in Care New England Express Care treat urgent health-related injuries and ailments such as cuts, sprains and strains, minor traumas, cold, flu, and headache. All patients are served, regardless of insurance or ability to pay.
See your primary care doctor, Care New England Express Care or a local urgent care for most typical health conditions, including:
Emergencies are those situations that pose a danger to your life or risk permanent injuries. Including but not limited to:
Our highly skilled and specialized physicians, nurses, radiologists, and other staff at Kent Hospital provide compassionate care for people with all types of emergency healthcare needs.
Kent Hospital strives to provide care that respects the emotional and physical needs of sexual assault victims while respecting the privacy and safety of a victim and collecting evidence as part of the protocol through the State of Rhode Island.
The examining provider and staff will follow the following best practices:
Not all heart attacks come on abruptly. Symptoms may be different for some individuals, including involving indigestion.
Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction. It is a medical emergency and can be life-threatening. Symptoms can appear seconds to minutes or even hours after.
Some symptoms include:
Although often more expensive than seeing your own physician, urgent care is less expensive than an emergency room visit. An urgent care center usually offers immediate access to simple laboratory procedures. Non-urgent conditions can generally wait for treatment by scheduled appointment in a primary care office, while medical emergencies involving trauma should go straight to an emergency room.
The goal of the Care New England Express Care program is to make sure you have access to care when you need it if your Primary Care physician isn’t immediately available.
The Care, Right Here application is also available for virtual urgent health care needs and can be used on a smartphone, tablet, or computer.