Emergency and Unplanned Care

When you need health care in an emergency, you can count on Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).  More than 100,000 patients trust their emergency care to NGMC each year.

Our Emergency Departments are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are staffed by board certified emergency medicine physicians and expert nurses, paramedics and technicians.  Our extensive on-call list of specialty physicians, from our medical staff of more than 600 doctors, ensures you have access to the clinical experts you need.  The Medical Center’s emergency services are supported by county-owned and operated emergency medical transport services.

Urgent or Emergency?  Where you go for care matters.

In the event that you need trauma care, the Emergency Department at NGMC Gainesville is a certified Level II Trauma Center, and is equipped to provide state-of-the-art trauma care.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, don't wait!

Emergency Room

You should use the hospital emergency room for very serious or life-threatening problems.  Hospital emergency rooms are not the place to go for common illnesses and minor injuries.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, don't wait!

  • chest pain or pressure
  • severe abdominal pain
  • coughing or vomiting blood
  • severe burns
  • deep cuts or bleeding that won't stop
  • sudden blurred vision
  • difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • sudden dizziness, weakness or loss of coordination or balance
  • numbness in the face, arm or leg
  • sudden, severe headache (not a migraine)
  • seizures
  • high fevers
  • new discomfort that is caused by exercise
  • any condition you believe is life threatening

When you need emergency care, count on Emergency Services at NGMC in Braselton and Gainesville. 

Urgent Care

When your doctor is not available, Urgent Care clinics provide care for non-life-threatening medical problems or problems that could become worse if you wait. Urgent Care clinics provide walk-in appointments and treat patients 6 months and older.  

  • colds
  • flu
  • bronchitis
  • earaches
  • seasonal allergies
  • sinus infections
  • sore throat
  • urinary tract infections
  • pink eye
  • sprains
  • minor back pain
  • minor cuts and burns
  • minor broken bones
  • minor muscular pain
  • minor eye injuries
  • minor abcesses
  • poison ivy

Our six Urgent Care locations are open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., seven days a week.  Click here to view our Urgent Care locations.


Copyright ©2017 Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc. | 743 Spring Street Gainesville, GA 30501 | (770) 219-9000