Is the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center Open?

Submitted by KCH on Wed, 03/10/2021 - 4:45pm
Yes. Knox Community Hospital's Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center are open.

Both teams urge those needing emergency medical attention to call 911 or seek treatment at your nearest emergency department or those with non-emergent injuries and illnesses to use the services provided at KCH urgent care.

You should seek care at the Emergency Department for illnesses and injuries such as chest pain, severe shortness of breath, and stroke-like symptoms such as facial droop, slurred speech, inability to speak, arm numbness, and other signs of a stroke.

Severe allergic reactions can be life-threatening and need treatment. Persons experiencing stomach pain should also seek care in the emergency department. Injuries would include head injury, especially if a loss of consciousness has taken place—open break/fracture (the bone that pokes out of the skin). Dislocations of ankles, shoulders, or other bones also seek care at the emergency department for severe bleeding and significant burns.

Please seek care at the Urgent Care for illness and injuries such as coughs, fever, sore throats, rashes, and allergies.

The Urgent Care Center can offer treatment of sprains and strains, breaks/fractures of bones that do not stick out of the skin, minor cuts, and burns.  

Please note: we take strict precautions for your safety, including private rooms at both facilities. Our Environmental Services team thoroughly cleans between each patient. Anyone visiting the KCH Campus should be wearing a mask, and as able, practicing hand hygiene and social distancing (i.e., staff, patients, and visitors - if allowed).   
Your health is vital to your well-being, your family, and your community. If you or a loved one is hesitant to seek treatment, please share this article with them and encourage them to seek the care they need.