Emergency Services

For emergency medical situations, Lafayette General Health (LGH) is there for you. LGH has emergency rooms across Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes - Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital, Acadia General Hospital, Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette General Southwest, St. Martin Hospital and University Hospital & Clinics. These emergency departments (ED) are staffed and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The emergency departments of LGH offer a shared-emergency program so that a patient arriving at any of its emergency departments can be transferred to the ED at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC), the flagship of LGH, or to any other hospital upon request. LGMC handles the highest level of trauma in the Acadiana region. LGMC staffs essential physician specialists providing comprehensive care around the clock. It also means that LGMC offers care throughout the continuum of a patient's illness and injury. The hospital boasts a 26-bed adult intensive care unit (ICU) staffed 24/7 by intensivists (physicians specializing in critical care), and a 25-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). If necessary, LGH has the transport infrastructure to transfer you to specialty centers in other cities as quickly as possible.

Emergency Room patients are triaged and seen based on severity of illness, not arrival time. For non-life threatening injuries, quicker service may be available at one of our Urgent Care Center locations.

Lafayette General Medical Center offers a Dedicated Pediatric Treatment Area within the Emergency Room. The Pediatric Treatment Area is open every day from 11am - 11pm and is staffed by pediatricians.

As of Oct. 1, 2015, the Emergency Department providers (doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants with Schumacher Group) that work at Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette General Southwest, University Hospital & Clinics, St. Martin Hospital, Acadia General Hospital and Abrom Kaplan Memorial are now in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana.

Non-critical Emergencies

With the exception of Abrom Kaplan, all LGH emergency departments offer a Fast Track program for patients who do not have critical emergencies or have minor ailments or injuries only. Fast Track allows non-critical patients to be seen and released more quickly than waiting for an emergency room physician to become available. This not only helps reduce emergency room backlogs, it reduces wait times for non-critical patients that might get stuck behind more critical cases in the Emergency Room.

Non-critical illnesses or injuries should also visit LGH's urgent care clinics: