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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.

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Ohio Waiting Times

For each hospital in Ohio, 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
24 min
Time Until Sent Home
133 min
Broken Bone
55 min
Transfer Time
97 min
Ohio Avg.
Waiting Time
20 min
Time Until Sent Home
128 min
Broken Bone
52 min
Transfer Time
91 min
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
171
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
143
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
88
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
89
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
158
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
92
Transfer Time
180
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
119
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
71
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
172
Broken Bone
78
Transfer Time
107
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
117
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
108
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
73
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
196
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
190
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
48
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
117
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
79
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
87
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
170
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
81
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
49
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
133
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
124
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
35
Transfer Time
118
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
131
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
156
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
88
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
119
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
62
Time Until Sent Home
161
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
189
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
72
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
97
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
82
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
54
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
172
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
73
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
144
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
61
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
80
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
119
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
153
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
118
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
193
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
140
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
186
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
116
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
54
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
133
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
167
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
95
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
88
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
102
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
91
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
119
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
101
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
67
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
134
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
179
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
146
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
52
Time Until Sent Home
189
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
90
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
99
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
82
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
171
Broken Bone
80
Transfer Time
83
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
164
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
99
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
117
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
57
Waiting Time
66
Time Until Sent Home
150
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
101
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
42
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
84
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
117
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
115
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
52
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
83
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
7
Time Until Sent Home
97
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
55
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
146
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
262
Broken Bone
77
Transfer Time
231
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
125
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
37
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
169
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
41
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
102
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
90
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
103
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
83
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
67
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
105
Transfer Time
117
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
119
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
57
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
151
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
56
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
67
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
38
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
143
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
182
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
134
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
144
Broken Bone
75
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
172
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
125
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
186
Broken Bone
71
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
115
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
102
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
123
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
48
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
115
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
86
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
109
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
82
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
105
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
143
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
67
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
102
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
129
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
77
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
86
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
163
Broken Bone
77
Transfer Time
131
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
137
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
76
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
52
Transfer Time
54
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
33
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
101
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
84
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
70
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
52
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
87
Broken Bone
26
Transfer Time
36
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
80
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
151
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
119
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
161
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
113
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
105
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
78
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
49
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
7
Time Until Sent Home
74
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
64
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
128
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
132
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
126
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
62
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
71
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
113
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
131
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
156
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
133
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
194
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
132
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
104
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
101
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
128
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
64
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
75
Broken Bone
25
Transfer Time
45
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
163
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
6
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
73
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
158
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
144
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
88
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
151
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
107
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
202
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
78
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
141
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
155
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A

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 Dec. 17 2014. All data was collected between April. 2013 and March 2014.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati