Carteret Health Care


Emergency Room


3500 Arendell Street
P.O. Drawer 1619
Morehead City, NC 28557


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Carteret's emergency department offers 24-hours a day, seven days a week service to treat emergency medical problems. Patients who visit the emergency department will be initially evaluated through our triage system. This means that each patient is seen by a specially trained nurse or physician to determine the level of medical emergency. The process allows us to know which patients have the most serious needs and begin their treatment first.

Sometimes we begin your care to diagnose and treat you before you have been assigned a bed. This may include performing lab tests, x-rays or other diagnostic tests. Though you may be in the waiting room during this time, we hope this will reduce the time in the treatment area.

There are occasions when many patients use our services at the same time.  You are important to us and we work hard to reduce waiting times but cannot control when emergencies occur. If while in the waiting room your condition worsens, please see the triage nurse immediately.

Our award winning Medical Center and Emergency Department are:

·        A Certified Silver Plus Stroke Center

·        A Certified Gold Plus Heart Failure Center

·        A Certified Silver AFib Center

·        A Certified Silver Resuscitation Center

.  American Board Certified Emergency Physicians

Our waiting room is equipped with free Wi-Fi and a television. 

Our emergency department is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including cardiac monitors that feed into a central system, and a tube delivery transport system.

Avoid the wait: Check into the ED online with InQuicker

Patients can now check-in to our emergency room, hold their place in line until the projected treatment time at Carteret Health Care, arrive at the emergency department at the designated time. We do our best to see you close to your scheduled time, but there are circumstances that may affect your waiting times such as an influx of life threatening and more serious injuries that require life saving services immediately.

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