Call 911 if you are seriously injured or feel you need emergency care. Emergency responders will help you decide the best course of action.

Every minute counts when you or a loved one needs emergency care. The TMC Emergency Department is Southern Arizona's busiest, caring for more than 90,000 patients a year. From chest pain to broken bones, stitches to warning signs of a stroke, TMC's renowned emergency staff is ready and waiting to help. Backed by the comprehensive services of the area's largest acute-care hospital, and EmCare, an independent provider group, TMC offers advanced technology and experienced, compassionate professionals.

EmCare providers, along with TMC nurses and staff give personalized, quality care with compassion, dignity and respect. Our staff includes doctors who are board-certified in emergency medicine and emergency nurses with certification in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. Our goal is to provide you and your family with the best emergency care and outstanding customer service. Our Emergency Department includes:

  • More than 40 treatment rooms
  • Doctors and nurses specializing in emergency medicine
  • Immediate assessment by a registered nurse at arrival
  • A triage area staffed 24 hours a day
  • Access to key treatment areas in the hospital
  • Waiting areas for family and friends

Steps in your care

Your medical concerns are important to us. Every patient who checks in at our Emergency Department will immediately be assessed by a registered nurse who will determine the seriousness of your symptoms. Each patient will then be evaluated by an doctor or mid-level provider, such as a nurse practicioner, who may order additional testing to decide on the care plan, which could include admission to the hospital or discharge home.

Patient Relations

If you have any questions or concerns, please let someone know at the triage window, or if you are in a room let your nurse know. Seven days a week during peak hours there is a patient relations representative on duty who can assist you or address any needs you may have; merely ask that the representative be contacted. A social worker and nurse case manager are also available during certain days and times of the week.

International Services

TMC International Services offers interpretation services to international and Spanish-speaking patients. It includes concierge services and in-person Spanish-language interpretation between patients and medical staff, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you require an interpreter, please let someone know at the triage window. TMC has an around-the-clock three-way interpretation service for almost all languages.