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Emergency Care

Northshore's most trusted Emergency Care department

We are the ER where you are always guaranteed to see a board certified ER physician.

We are St. Tammany's only Level Two trauma verified ER.

We are the ER with primary stroke certification.

When seconds count, count on us. Lakeview Hospital is always prepared for emergency care 24/7. Patients can expect to receive a high-quality level of immediate care and treatment for all medical emergencies — involving motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, pediatric trauma cases and any other life-threatening injuries from traumatic events. We offer rapid medical evaluations to patients entering our emergency care center, which has reduced wait times to some of the shortest in the area.

When to visit the ER

When you or a loved one is suffering from a trauma injury or illness, it can be difficult to decide how severe the symptoms are. Those with serious, life-threatening issues or complications that increase the risk for disability should seek immediate ER care. Symptoms such as difficulty breathing, severe allergic reactions, sudden and unusual headaches or dizziness, electric shock, heavy bleeding, possible broken bones, head injuries, high fevers, and severe pain in any area of the body indicate that you should seek emergency care.

Symptoms of a heart attack can be difficult to recognize, but it is crucial that anyone experiencing this medical emergency seeks treatment immediately. Symptoms may include unexplained anxiety or confusion, back pain or pain in the left arm or shoulder, loss of consciousness, nausea or stomach pain, shortness of breath, or a squeezing, heavy chest pain.

If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you may be having a medical emergency. Please call 911.

When to seek ER services


  • severe pain
  • cramping
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • back pain


  • trouble speaking
  • headache
  • numbness
  • confusion
  • dizziness


  • chest
  • nausea and vomiting
  • jaw pain
  • trouble breathing
  • dizziness

Other medical issues that can be treated in an ER:

  • mild asthma
  • minor cuts, burns and rashes
  • suspected bone fractures
  • sprains and strains
  • colds, cough and sore throat
  • fever
  • minor nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • ear, eye, skin or urinary tract infections
  • work or sport injuries

Board certified ER physicians

Our emergency department is staffed entirely by board-certified emergency medical physicians as well as certified emergency nurses specially trained in advanced cardiac life support.

Nationally recognized emergency care

Lakeview Hospital is nationally recognized as one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures outlined by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. We have achieved high scores based on data concerning evidence-based clinical processes that have improved emergency care for certain conditions. These conditions include heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, and children’s asthma. We are the only hospital in the area to have received this recognition.

Pre-hospital 12-lead EKG technology

Before a heart attack patient arrives via ambulance to our Emergency Room, our emergency physicians and cardiologists will receive a 12-lead EKG from the ambulance. St. Tammany Parish ambulances are now equipped with the 12-lead EKG, which transmits a full view of the heart to our ER physicians. This allows our ER doctors to prepare for incoming heart attack victims. The streamlined process saves time and reduces damaged heart muscle.