The Area's First Stand-Alone Emergency Department Now Open
Welcome to Tidewatch Emergency Department, a special extension of Coastal Carolina Hospital’s Emergency Department.
Stand-Alone Emergency Department
We’re dedicated exclusively to 24-hour emergency care and offer the same high quality treatment and diagnostic services of a hospital emergency department, with shorter wait times.
Staffed by board-certified physicians, and specially trained clinicians, the emergency department also features full range of on-site diagnostic and lab services.
Whether it’s your stomach, chest pain or serious injury, our team is prepared and ready to treat you well. When it matters most.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Stand-Alone Emergency Department?
A stand-alone Emergency Department (ED) is open 24/7/365 and is designed to treat patients with acute illnesses and injuries that require a higher level of care than an Urgent Care facility. The ED is staffed by board-certified physicians, plus experienced nurses and support staff.
What conditions are treated at a Stand-Alone Emergency Department?
The Stand-Alone ED can treat a wide variety of acute illnesses and injuries that require a high quality treatment and diagnostic services such as:
Lacerations Requiring Sutures
Other Urgent Medical Conditions
What services are offered at a Stand-Alone Emergency Department?
On top of exclusive 24-hour care and a full range diagnostic and lab services including digital CT, ultrasound and X-ray, the Stand-Alone ED also offers telemedicine services for stroke. If there is a need for more comprehensive treatment, the patient will be transferred appropriately.
How will patients be transferred to the Stand-Alone Emergency Department?
Local EMS providers are aware of the Stand-Alone Emergency Department and the services offered. Depending on the situation and individual medical needs, ambulances will transfer patients directly to and from the Stand-Alone ED or nearby hospital facility.
How is a Stand-Alone Emergency Department different than an Urgent Care facility?
The ED will offer the same high quality treatment and diagnostic services as an Emergency Department that is connected to a hospital. The ED is open 24/7/365 with full range of on-site diagnostic and lab services and board-certified physicians. The ED is also ambulance ready to transport a patient to hospital care, if necessary.