ER Wait Times Mountain States Health Alliance


Emergency Room Wait Times by Facility

The wait times are updated several times each hour, but are still
approximates and only report the amount of time people have been
in the waiting room.  These do not reflect the number of people
coming straight into the Emergency Department via ambulances.


Facility Time
Dickenson Community Hospital none
Franklin Woods Community Hospital 5h 50m
Indian Path Medical Center 6h 55m
Johnson City Medical Center 3h 22m
Johnson County Community Hospital 6h 40m
Johnston Memorial Hospital none
Niswonger Emergency Room 4h 38m
Norton Community Hospital 4h 36m
Russell County Medical Center 4h 3m
Smyth County Community Hospital 2h 46m
Sycamore Shoals Hospital 2h 37m
As of Dec 20, 2014 4:40 AM



Should I go to an urgent care clinic or the ER?

If you feel your illness or injury is serious or life-threatening, call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room. If you are experiencing chest pain, always call 911 first.

Consider First Assist Urgent Care if you have:

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Sinus infection
  • Allergies
  • Sore throat
  • Ear infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infection,
  • Headache
  • Minor cuts, sprains or broken bones
  • Rash 

First Assist clinics also offer convenient locations for x-rays, lab services, and sports, camp and employment physicals.

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