Salem, Oregon, emergency room
Salem Health's Salem campus is located at 890 Oak St. SE in Salem, Oregon. The emergency room is located in Building A, right next to the parking garage.
You are welcome to drive up to the covered entrance to drop off an ill or injured person before parking. The surface parking lot directly outside of the emergency department is also open to patients’ vehicles.
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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Dallas, Oregon, emergency room
Salem Health West Valley is located at 525 SE Washington St. in Dallas, Oregon. The ER entrance is at the back of the hospital and can be accessed from Clay Street.
The Dallas hospital is a State of Oregon Level IV Trauma Center and is staffed with specially trained doctors, nurses and support staff. Patients needing specialized care not provided in Dallas will be stabilized and transferred to an appropriate facility where care can be completed.
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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 Convenient Care, an urgent care clinic or your regular doctor’s office. Willamette Health Partners Family Medicine, a part of Salem Health, often has same-day appointments open and is 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.
Other affordable options
There are other health care options nearby for when money is tight. If you need to see a doctor but are concerned about the cost, these community resources can help:
Salem Free Clinics
1300 Broadway St. NE, Suite 104
Salem, OR 97301
West Salem Medical Clinic
1233 Edgewater St. NW
Salem, OR 97304
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.