Ephrata Community Hospital

Will I Receive Care Instructions Before I Leave the Emergency Department?

When the physician has the results of your tests, he or she will make decisions regarding whether you will need to be admitted, treated and released or referred to another provider for outpatient services.

If it is determined that you can go home, your nurse will carefully explain your instructions and review any medications, follow-up care or home care that you will need. You will also receive a written copy of the instructions with phone numbers that you can call if questions arise after you have gone home.