Beaufort Memorial Now Offering Online Emergency Department Check-in

 

BEAUFORT, SC –Patients with nonlife-threatening conditions needing to go to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) Emergency Department can now  “save their spot in line” for an ER visit, cutting down the time they spend in the waiting room.

With the hospital’s new convenient self-scheduling service, patients can go online and choose from a list of available check-in times. After checking in digitally, they will receive an email with details on their upcoming visit, including information on how to reschedule or cancel their visit.  

“Rather than have to sit in a waiting room when you’re feeling ill, you can stay in the comfort of your own home until the time of your visit,” said Beaufort Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Director Kevin Kremer. “If we get busy and need to bump back the visit, you’ll receive an electronic notice.”  

The free service is available to all patients whether or not you have insurance or are on Medicare or Medicaid.  

Upon arrival, patients will be evaluated by a healthcare professional to assess their condition and determine the best course of treatment.  

“If sicker patients come into the Emergency Department, they may be seen first,” Kremer said. “In an ER, patients are triaged based on the urgency of their illness or injury.”              

New patients are asked to arrive early to complete necessary paperwork. They should bring a valid photo ID, their insurance card if they have health care coverage, and any prescription drugs or supplements they take.

For more information on Beaufort Memorial’s online ER check-in or to use the free service, visit www.BeaufortMemorial.org. 

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