24/7 Emergency Department

Claiborne Memorial Medical Center’s Emergency Department provides 24-hour emergency care for adults and children from Claiborne Parish and the surrounding areas. With a multidisciplinary team of experts who are trained in emergency care, our ED delivers timely, compassionate care to all patients who seek treatment. Our team quickly examines, diagnoses and treats a variety of illnesses and injuries and is able to determine what level of additional follow-up care, if any, is needed.

If you have an illness or injury that is life-threatening, go to the nearest emergency room.
Typical illnesses or injuries that should be treated in the emergency room include:

  • Signs of a heart attack including:
    • Pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest
    • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach
    • Shortness of breath along with or before chest discomfort
  • Signs of a stroke including:
    • Sudden weakness or numbing of the face, arm or leg on one side of the body
    • Sudden dimness or loss of vision, particularly in one eye
    • Loss of speech or trouble speaking
    • Sudden, severe headaches with no known cause
    • Unexplained dizziness, unsteadiness or falls when accompanied by other stroke symptoms
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Unexplained dizziness, drowsiness or disorientation
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Uncontrollable pain or bleeding