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ER Wait Watcher

This app displays only average wait times. For a current wait time, call the hospital. If you are having a heart attack or life-threatening emergency, call 911.
ER Wait Watcher » Alabama

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Alabama Waiting Times

For each hospital in Alabama, we chart the time, on average, that patients wait in emergency rooms before one of four outcomes: they see a doctor, they get sent home, they’re given pain medications for a broken bone, or they are admitted to the hospital. For each measure, lower numbers are better. Experts caution that very small differences between hospitals for a given measure are unlikely to correspond to noticeable differences in the real world. Find out more »

  • Hospital

  • Waiting Time

    Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being seen by a doctor
  • Time Until Sent Home

    Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being sent home
  • Broken Bone

    Average time patients with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain meds
  • Transfer Time

    Among patients admitted, additional time spent waiting before being taken to their room
National Avg.
Waiting Time
26 min
Time Until Sent Home
134 min
Broken Bone
57 min
Transfer Time
98 min
Alabama Avg.
Waiting Time
31 min
Time Until Sent Home
126 min
Broken Bone
69 min
Transfer Time
73 min
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
79
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
163
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
95
Waiting Time
53
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
23
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
67
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
75
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
127
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
55
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
105
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
200
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
284
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
80
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
99
Broken Bone
80
Transfer Time
55
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
190
Broken Bone
75
Transfer Time
214
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
53
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
45
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
54
Time Until Sent Home
188
Broken Bone
73
Transfer Time
119
Waiting Time
52
Time Until Sent Home
168
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
99
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
103
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
86
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
40
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
195
Broken Bone
85
Transfer Time
115
Waiting Time
57
Time Until Sent Home
137
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
5
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
131
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
73
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
119
Broken Bone
69
Transfer Time
63
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
184
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
109
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
86
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
52
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
73
Transfer Time
125
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
93
Broken Bone
90
Transfer Time
54
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
52
Waiting Time
94
Time Until Sent Home
266
Broken Bone
97
Transfer Time
88
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
105
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
68
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
161
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
248
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
54
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
90
Transfer Time
57
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
74
Waiting Time
55
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
80
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
158
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
86
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
57
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
40
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
101
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
101
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
115
Broken Bone
108
Transfer Time
35
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
103
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
55
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
78
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
38
Waiting Time
57
Time Until Sent Home
235
Broken Bone
98
Transfer Time
141
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
87
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
56
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
195
Broken Bone
85
Transfer Time
99
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
45
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
198
Broken Bone
78
Transfer Time
122
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
80
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
101
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
30
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
23
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
74
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
98
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
153
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
62
Time Until Sent Home
202
Broken Bone
103
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
98
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
45
Waiting Time
74
Time Until Sent Home
186
Broken Bone
113
Transfer Time
139
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
39
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
77
Transfer Time
72
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
47
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
119
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
62
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
70
Broken Bone
29
Transfer Time
68
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
52
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
158
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
64
Time Until Sent Home
142
Broken Bone
81
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
90
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
137
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
104
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
39
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
127
Broken Bone
69
Transfer Time
72
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
107
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
55
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
87
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
97
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
74
Waiting Time
76
Time Until Sent Home
285
Broken Bone
117
Transfer Time
235
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
78
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
90
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
82
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
84
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
117

Notes: "Average time" refers to the median waiting time (the midpoint of all patients' waiting times). References to "doctor" indicate a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. CMS reports the CT scan quality measure as the percentage of patients who received a scan within 45 minutes. We have reversed that measure so that all measures follow a "lower is better" pattern.


Sources
Data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, last updated Aug. 20 2014. All data was collected between Oct. 2012 and Sept. 2013.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati