Our Commitment to Less Waiting
At Temple Health — Chestnut Hill Hospital, we are committed to reducing the amount of time you have to wait in the emergency room. Patients wait less than 30 minutes on average to see a clinician in our ER — because in an emergency, every minute counts.
Access to Quality Care
Reducing wait time in the ER helps improve patients’ access to care, decrease delays in treatment, and lessen patient suffering. Chestnut Hill Hospital’s door-to-clinician time is under 30 minutes* and is measured from when a patient arrives at the ER to their first personal interaction with a healthcare provider, such as a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
Patients are Our Priority
While ER traffic is unpredictable and will fluctuate, we take care to successfully manage surges and see patients as soon as possible. Our team closely reviews the overall patient volume and movement in the ER, so we can update staffing accordingly and meet each patient’s needs.
We’re here when you need us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to frequently asked questions about visits to the emergency room.
* Door-to-clinician time was an average of 29 minutes from January 1, 2023, through March 15, 2023.