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When emergencies happen, you can trust the ER team at Methodist Medical Center

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Why Choose Methodist Medical Center?

At Methodist Medical Center at Oak Ridge, we’re here when you need us. While no one hopes an emergency medical issue will happen to them or someone they love, it’s comforting to know you have easy access to top-quality emergency services and care. 

Our caring, compassionate, knowledgeable team is always ready to help and assist you in the event of medical emergencies. Each year, Methodist Medical Center’s Emergency Care Center treats approximately 45,000 patients in our conveniently located East Tennessee facility.  

The Methodist Medical Center ER facility is equipped with 38 treatment rooms and two trauma suites, each with immediate access to our ambulance bay and helipad.  


A Word About Waiting

Our Emergency Department provides different levels of service to a variety of patients with emergent (life-threatening), urgent (not immediately life-threatening) and non-urgent needs.

Depending upon the severity of your illness or injury, you may not be treated in the order in which you arrived.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation with our admission process.

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Virtual Urgent Care Services Offered through Methodist Medical Center at Oak Ridge

If you or a loved one are experiencing health or medical issues that are not an emergency or life-threatening situation, our virtual urgent care services can be the perfect option to receive the top quality care you need in the comfort of your home. 

Our Methodist Medical Center virtual urgent care services are available 24/7, to help insure and safeguard the health and wellbeing of Tennesseans like you. 

Our virtual urgent care visits are ideals for patients in need of convenient, quality care may be best-served using virtual care for non-emergency ailments, including—

  • Cough and congestion
  • Allergies and sinus infections
  • Eye and ear problems
  • Minor injuries and pain
  • Additional non-emergency conditions

Start your virtual urgent care visit today.


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