Emergency Care

NOTICE: Both of our Physicians Care Express locations are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

When you have an emergency, it’s comforting to know that nationally recognized care and top-rated satisfaction are available right here at home.

What sets us apart?

When it comes to your care, we are leaders in patient satisfaction. With our Belpre emergency team continuously in the top 10% in the nation, know that no matter which of our three emergency rooms you choose you will have access to expert and compassionate care that you expect.


Our emergency departments at Marietta Memorial Hospital (designated as a Level III Trauma Center), Selby General Hospital, Sistersville General Hospital, and Belpre Medical Campus are designed to provide exceptional care. You will receive immediate access to our emergency providers and other care staff who collaborate directly, when needed, with our specialty services including surgery, orthopaedics, neuroscience, cardiology, and internal medicine.

Every Minute Counts: Treating Heart Conditions Quickly

Our specially trained cardiologists and vascular surgeons use catheter-based procedures to diagnose and treat heart disease, vascular disease, and valve disease in our two cardiac catheterization (cath) labs. Our cath lab fully functions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing you with immediate treatment in an emergency.

Bringing Our Stroke Experts to You

When an individual is experiencing a stroke, quick and effective treatment is the best hope for survival and recovery. Our TeleStroke connects immediately from our Belpre Medical Campus and Marietta Memorial Hospital Campus emergency departments to stroke experts at OhioHealth when necessary. Using high-resolution TV monitors and cameras, a stroke specialist has a virtual presence at our patients’ bedside.

The provider and patient can see and speak with each other during the exam and with our emergency medicine providers, a diagnosis is made, and a treatment plan is started.

When it comes to treating stroke and heart emergencies, seconds matter and our team of specialists are here for you. When there is a major trauma and our experts need additional support, you will be expedited to one of our outlying Level I or Level II trauma centers.

Memorial Health System’s Pediatric Emergency Department in Partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital

From wellness visits and sick child care to chronic disease management, we’ve got you covered. Our pediatric services are now a part of the Akron Children’s primary care network. We are proud of this partnership that allows us to bring expert level of care and specialized services to our region. For more information, visit our Pediatrics page.

Emergency Room or Physicians Care Express?

NOTICE: Both of our Physicians Care Express locations are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

When it comes to your immediate care, it’s important to know where to go.

You or your loved one’s current condition will determine whether you should go to one of our emergency departments or visit one of our Physicians Care Express locations.

What is an emergency?

An emergency is defined as a serious medical condition or symptom caused by an injury or sickness, or mental illness, which arises suddenly and requires immediate care and treatment to avoid death or disability. This can be a difficult decision to make, especially when things are happening quickly, which is why we’ve put together the list below to help guide your decision.

If you think you are having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Physicians Care Express

  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma attacks
  • Breaks
  • Bronchitis, pneumonia
  • Burns
  • Colds
  • Cuts
  • Flu
  • General illness and injury
  • Muscle strains
  • Sprains
  • Viral illness
  • Ear irrigation
  • Physicals
  • Removal of stitches
  • Respiratory (nebulizer) treatments

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Emergency Room

  • Broken bones
  • Chest pain or heart palpitations
  • Concussions or head injuries
  • Deep cuts or wounds that won’t stop bleeding
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fainting
  • Ingestion of poisons
  • Seizures
  • Severe burns
  • Shock
  • Signs of a stroke
  • Snake bites
  • Sudden or severe back pain