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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
28 min
Time Until Sent Home
138 min
Broken Bone
60 min
Transfer Time
97 min
Alabama Avg.
Waiting Time
35 min
Time Until Sent Home
136 min
Broken Bone
69 min
Transfer Time
73 min
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
55
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
149
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
101
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
82
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
68
Time Until Sent Home
286
Broken Bone
114
Transfer Time
229
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
0
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
74
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
56
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
57
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
172
Broken Bone
73
Transfer Time
271
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
108
Transfer Time
36
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
96
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
89
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
166
Broken Bone
85
Transfer Time
112
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
48
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
119
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
45
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
87
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
52
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
64
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
75
Transfer Time
53
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
90
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
45
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
61
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
30
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
60
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
84
Transfer Time
74
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
90
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
131
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
37
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
84
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
52
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
125
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
62
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
132
Broken Bone
80
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
102
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
48
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
170
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
101
Waiting Time
50
Time Until Sent Home
90
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
30
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
83
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
235
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
296
Waiting Time
81
Time Until Sent Home
192
Broken Bone
102
Transfer Time
142
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
125
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
115
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
95
Waiting Time
55
Time Until Sent Home
174
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
46
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
75
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
42
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
109
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
55
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
196
Broken Bone
75
Transfer Time
203
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
73
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
102
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
48
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
129
Broken Bone
81
Transfer Time
73
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
85
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
45
Waiting Time
53
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
0
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
180
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
110
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
90
Transfer Time
35
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
75
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
0
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
198
Broken Bone
86
Transfer Time
108
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
96
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
40
Waiting Time
49
Time Until Sent Home
190
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
115
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
94
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
85
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
59
Time Until Sent Home
172
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
102
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
51
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
57
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
88
Transfer Time
59
Waiting Time
63
Time Until Sent Home
240
Broken Bone
100
Transfer Time
134
Waiting Time
55
Time Until Sent Home
210
Broken Bone
82
Transfer Time
144
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
77
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
61
Time Until Sent Home
196
Broken Bone
99
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
90
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
94
Time Until Sent Home
272
Broken Bone
78
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
64
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
68
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
95
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
96
Broken Bone
81
Transfer Time
63
Waiting Time
49
Time Until Sent Home
157
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
78
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
84
Transfer Time
72
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
27
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
193
Broken Bone
87
Transfer Time
112
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
61
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
131
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
103
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
30
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
171
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
108
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
75
Broken Bone
28
Transfer Time
68

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. The last data update was December 12, 2013. All data was collected between April 2012 and April 2013, except for the "Left Without Being Seen" measure, which was collected between January and July 2012.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati