Emergency & Express Care

When you need immediate medical attention, Allegiance Health is here for you. Our team of skilled physicians, nurses and technicians are ready to provide Express Care and Emergency Care. If you are having a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

When to Go to Express Care

Express Care is the place to go for conditions that require prompt attention but are not life-threatening—such as broken bones, simple cuts, muscle sprains, sore throat, earache and coughs. Allegiance Express Care, located just blocks from the hospital, is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Learn more about Express Care.

On April 18, Allegiance Health will be consolidating its Emergency and Express Care services into one centralized location within the hospital’s Emergency Department. Learn more about this change.

When to Go to Emergency Care

You should seek Emergency Care for life-threatening conditions, including chest pain and other heart attack symptoms; sudden paralysis, loss of speech and other symptoms of stroke; bleeding that you can’t control; intense pain; difficulty breathing and severe allergic reactions. Patients are seen in order of medical urgency, usually within 30 minutes. Learn more about Emergency Care.

Express Care v. Emergency Care

 Express CareEmergency Care
SymptomsSimple wounds and broken bones, strains and sprains, sore throats and earaches, coughs and coldsSerious medical conditions such as severe bleeding, intense pain and heart attacks
Hours8 a.m. - 11 p.m., seven days a week. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Reduced hours New Year's Day (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.).24 hours a day, 365 days a year
StaffLicensed clinicians and nurse practitioners, equipped to handle any pediatric or adult urgent care need. Referrals can be made to our Pediatric Hospitalists at the hospital if a child is in need of emergency care.Emergency-trained physicians and nurses
InsuranceOften a smaller co-pay than emergency careOften a larger co-pay than express/urgent care
Location110 N. Elm Avenue205 N. East Avenue


Severe chest pain is not always present with a heart attack, especially for older adults, people with diabetes and women. They may experience sudden shortness of breath, coughing, dizziness, fatigue or weakness. Don’t take a chance. Call 9-1-1.