Urgent & Emergency Care / Emergency Medicine
If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911. To reach the Winn Army Community Hospital Emergency Department, call (912) 435-5900.
Winn Army Community Hospital offers the following services:
- Urgent Care
- Emergency Care
The Emergency Room is the emergency treatment area for Winn ACH, providing urgent and emergent care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The mission of the ER dictates that it provide prompt triage, resuscitation and stabilization, diagnosis and disposition of patients who present for care. Patients with routine, non-emergent problems are directed to their Primary Care Clinic, when possible, by providing an appointment within 24 hours.
Urgent Care services treat non-life-threatening health issues that require immediate attention, such as sprains, the flu, colds, and other common illnesses. Urgent care does require immediate attention from a medical professional to avoid complications, like infection.
If you’re unsure about whether you need urgent care, contact the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line to speak to a registered nurse. Visit MHSNurseAdviceLine.com for web chat and video chat, or dial 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273).
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical situation (including mental health emergencies), call 911 immediately or visit your nearest hospital. Emergency care services treat life-threatening medical issues such as threats to your life, limbs, sight, or safety.
Emergency care, on the other hand, is care you need to treat a serious medical condition immediately. This includes a mental health emergency. An emergency is a threat to either:
Urgent & Emergency Care FAQs
What should I do if I have a non-life-threatening health issue?
Call or visit your nearest Urgent Care facility if you have a non-life-threatening health issue. If you have a life-threatening health issue, call 911 immediately.
What should I do if I have a life-threatening health issue?
Call 911 immediately to get emergency care if you have a life-threatening health issue or visit the nearest hospital's emergency room.
What should I do if I’m still unsure if I need urgent care?
You can speak directly to a health professional using the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line to assist you with your health concern by calling 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273).