Emergency and Urgent Care at Good Shepherd
Studies show that care at a trauma center lowers the risk of death by 25 percent for injured patients compared to treatment received at non-trauma centers. Our acute facilities are equipped to treat critical and non-critical injuries and illnesses to patients of all ages.
Good Shepherd’s emergency departments are staffed by board certified emergency medicine physicians, registered nurses, certified emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians and physician assistants in order to provide the community with the highest quality of emergency care. Patients with conditions determined to be non-urgent based on objective, clinical criteria may be referred to alternate care providers such as a primary care physician, an urgent care center or a family health center for treatment after an appropriate medical screening.
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the Good Shepherd Medical Center Emergency Center in Kilgore provides patients of all ages the high quality, compassionate care associated with the Good Shepherd name. The Emergency Center in Kilgore is staffed by the same board certified emergency room physicians who staff the Longview, Marshall and Linden emergency rooms, as well as registered nurses specially trained in emergency care. The center is equipped with 11 exam rooms, a full chemistry lab on site and a full digital radiology suite including X-ray, CT and ultrasound. Individuals can also schedule their outpatient CT, X-ray and laboratory services at this location, eliminating the need to travel to Longview for these services.
Urgent Care Services
Good Shepherd’s urgent care centers are dedicated to providing immediate care non-emergent medical needs. Our goal is to provide an alternative to the emergency room by offering an urgent care center with lower co-payments and efficient service. Urgent care services are offered at Taylor Medical Center and the Emergency Center in Kilgore, which are open late to provide patients with quality care after regular business hours.
Taylor Medical Center
The Good Shepherd Taylor Medical Center is dedicated to providing immediate care for non-emergent medical needs. Services offered include treatment for minor illnesses, asthma, sprains, ear infections, strep throat, animal bites, minor lacerations, DOT physicals, DOT drug screens, sports injuries, school physicals, minor fracture care, on-site X-ray, laboratory services and pre-employment physicals. The center is equipped with a full digital X-ray system staffed by board certified radiologists. Hours are Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
For More Information
Find out more about emergency services and urgent care by calling the Healthy Hotline toll-free at 1.888.784.4747.
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