When an emergency occurs, Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Emergency
Department doors are always open to people in need of medical treatment.
The department is operated on a triage basis – meaning that patients
are treated based on the urgency of their needs. More than 63,000 patients
are treated in the Emergency Department annually.
The Emergency Department provides diagnostic and treatment services for
patients presenting with a wide range of injuries and illnesses. Patients
may be discharged immediately following emergency treatment or transferred
to an inpatient unit or other medical facility for additional medical