Emergency Care in Covington
When seconds count, count on us. Lakeview Regional Medical Center is always prepared for emergency care 24/7. Patients can expect to receive a high-quality level of immediate care and treatment for all medical emergencies — involving motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, pediatric trauma cases, and any other life-threatening injuries from traumatic events. We offer rapid medical evaluations to patients entering our emergency care center, which has reduced wait times to some of the shortest in the area.
When to Seek ER Services
When you or a loved one is suffering from a trauma injury or illness, it can be difficult to decide how severe the symptoms are. Those with serious, life-threatening issues or complications that increase the risk for disability should seek immediate ER care. Symptoms such as difficulty breathing, severe allergic reactions, sudden and unusual headaches or dizziness, electric shock, heavy bleeding, possible broken bones, head injuries, high fevers, and severe pain in any area of the body indicate that you should seek emergency care.
Symptoms of a heart attack can be difficult to recognize, but it is crucial that anyone experiencing this medical emergency seeks treatment immediately. Symptoms may include unexplained anxiety or confusion, back pain or pain in the left arm or shoulder, loss of consciousness, nausea or stomach pain, shortness of breath, or a squeezing, heavy chest pain.
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you may be having a medical emergency. Please call 911.
Board Certified ER Physicians
Our emergency department is staffed entirely by board-certified emergency medical physicians as well as certified emergency nurses specially trained in advanced cardiac life support.
Nationally Recognized Emergency Care
Lakeview Regional Medical Center is nationally recognized as one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures outlined by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. We have achieved high scores based on data concerning evidence-based clinical processes that have improved emergency care for certain conditions. These conditions include heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, and children’s asthma. We are the only hospital in the area to have received this recognition.
The hospital has also received the 2016 ACTION Registry-GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award, a recognition given for exceeding treatment guidelines for heart attack victims and patients with coronary artery disease.
Pre-Hospital 12-Lead EKG Technology
Before a heart attack patient arrives via ambulance to our Emergency Room, our emergency physicians and cardiologists will receive a 12-lead EKG from the ambulance. St. Tammany Parish ambulances are now equipped with the 12-lead EKG, which transmits a full view of the heart to our ER physicians. This allows our ER doctors to prepare for incoming heart attack victims. The streamlined process saves time and reduces damaged heart muscle.
Lakeview Regional Medical Center is proud to be a healthcare center of excellence, and our experienced trauma team is well equipped to offer full-service, 24-hour emergency care in any situation. In case of an emergency, trust our specialists for compassionate care services.
Choosing the ER over Urgent Care
Urgent care facilities can be a good option for treating minor injuries or everyday illnesses that your pediatrician or family doctor would typically treat, such as sore throats, cuts and bruises, and sinus infections. However, our Emergency Room is the best option for treating severe and life-threatening conditions. Our Covington ER is open 24/7, which means that we are always available to treat you, even after the urgent care location closes. Call us today for more information on our ER and urgent care facilities.