Before you go to St. Vincent’s East, you may want to know what the people who have already gone to this Birmingham emergency room think.
Pink PonyDon’t EVER come here unless you willing to sit here for LONNGGG hours. They are super slow. I literally came in here early in the morning around 9:45 ish, there were like three people in here..lobby area literally empty and it’s 11:27 and I’m still sitting here waiting to be seen. You can be in here halfway dying and they’ll still have you sitting here forever and a day. I hate coming here.Lois Ringo⭐️⭐️Family member brought by ambulance , treated swiftly , great staff .. BUT in the waiting room , triage nurses,guard, reception , screaming & shouting watching ball game neglecting their duties . One lady had to hollar at guard to check her in thru metal detector . Very unprofessional ..I don’t care who is playing who …smhApril W⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✅ ER RecommendedMy family is from Georgia and we were visiting Barber for the weekend when my husband started experiencing severe stomach pains. The local urgent care suggested we visit the St. Vincent East ER for a CT scan/ultrasound to check his appendix. As we were being discharged from urgent care, I looked up the reviews for St. Vincent and became nervous about visiting a hospital with such low ratings. Once we arrived (on a Saturday evening), we were greeted by a friendly Registrar who checked him in and within 10 minutes we were called back to a room. Within 2.5 hours, they had drawn blood, received the results, ordered a CT scan with contrast, diagnosed my husband with appendicitis, started him on antibiotics and began the process for him to be admitted with an appendectomy scheduled for first thing Sunday morning. The nurses in the ER were very kind and attentive! Always asking if we needed anything and checking in frequently with updates. Once my husband was admitted to the 6th floor, we met Kim who assisted the nurse. I cannot praise her enough for the wonderful care my husband (and myself) received from her!! You can tell immediately that she has a pure passion for what she does, and the people put under her care!! She knew I was going to stay the night and without asking, she requested a cot and provided us with extra pillows and even brought me a gown and comfy socks so that I didn’t have to sleep in my day clothes. She was so courteous during vital checks by keeping the lights off and working quickly to try not to disturb my husband while he was sleeping. Dr. Nguyen was the surgeon who came and spoke with me before the surgery. preparing me for what to expect post-surgery. They kept him for several hours after the surgery to ensure everything was working properly as the anesthesia wore off. When it was time to be discharged, my husband’s pain levels were creeping up and he asked for some pain medication before driving 3 hours back home. He was told that he would have to stay another hour for observation if he took the pain meds. At that point, he just wanted to get home and in his own bed, so he declined the meds. The nurse was kind enough to call the doctor to get approval for one of the pain pills he was prescribed to help him get home in the most comfort possible. Overall, I could not have asked for better care for my husband and would have no hesitations recommending this hospital.Rico Chet⭐️⭐️The only reason this place has the two stars it does is because they do the bare minimum required of a hospital. They do nothing with speed or urgency. I’ve come to expect AT LEAST a three hour wait to do anything here, whether it be as a patient, or a visitor.Sharon GroeneveldI cannot stand the ER at St. Vincents East. My mom has been here since 6:45 this morning and is still here without a diagnosis. I could understand if they were really busy but there was literally one person in the waiting room when I got here. One, but they can’t even bring a bed pan asked for 3 hours ago. This place is a joke!!!Katie RobinsonNEVER COME HERE. This place needs to be shut down. What a horrible experience. The second I came in, the EMTs relayed my information and one of the nurses just said “Really?” like she couldn’t be bothered with my case. Afterward, they put in an IV but never hooked anything up. I asked for my family and the nurse said okay and then just left. I stayed there ALONE for 3 HOURS with no information. My machines had alerts, the room was blazing hot, and I was extremely uncomfortable in the bed but could not adjust it. I called the nurse twice with the button and nobody came. A custodian came in to take the trash and I asked her to please get my nurse. The nurse came in and didn’t do anything to help me. By the time I managed to get another different nurse, I was crying and screaming every time I heard someone walk past the door just to get help. She finally helped me, as well as fetched my family. Only with the mention of a patient advocate did we finally get the things done that we needed, but not without attitude from the nurses and empty promises of things like seeing the doctor, who never showed up. Disgusting. What a horrible place. Someone could die from negligence in this place and they wouldn’t bat an eye. Despicable.preston davis AL⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I had to stay a total of 17 days here nurses were wonderful food was ok but was on salt restrictions takes awhile to be released but I had an over all good stay!Chris Carterso i have called there 5 time to talk to a superviser about the stolen phone and they are leaving me on hold so they dont have to deal with me but that ok superviser i will keep calling keep giving you bad reviews and ect ….Cheyenne SingletonVery rude and unprofessional!!!!! Left and came to Gardendale UAB and got in a room as soon as I walked in!! I will always make the extra 30 minute drive to have the best service!Sara MichelleI received very poor and slow service. I never saw a doctor, only a very overworked, disgruntled nurse practitioner that spent less than 10 seconds with me. The only time staff seemed to take notice of me is when I had already been discharged and was scolded for smoking on the bench outside- obviously upset about the treatment I received. I’ll stick with UAB next time.Kelly Moon⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✅ ER RecommendedWent to ER today with right sided facial paralysis and slurred speech. They got me back right away…didn’t even get a chance to sit down! They drew blood, sent me to CT and treated me with kindness. They were very comforting since I was concerned that I’d had a CVA. I was out within 2 hours! The nurses were wonderful and the Dr. was very informative and easy to talk with.ashley landrumWorst experience of my life. Went in after hours and hours of non stop vomiting. They hooked me to an iv and discharged me while still vomiting non stop. They had the heat up so high that every time they shut the door I’d get sick again. Told me my white blood cell was more than double what it should be. My appendix is larger than it should be. I weight 110. And when my boyfriend expressed to the dr that my little brother had passed this year and I have had trouble with my weight dropping with my depression. What can we do to help? The dr laughed and said “McDonald’s”. They will collect your money and send you back to die. My boyfriend and mother now are sick. After blood and urine test they diagnosed no specific sickness. Just sent me on my way. Nurses arguing about stuff with doors open. Stressful environment. This place should be shut down. I had to request an excuse the next day and got an “I’ll see if I can”. A toddler could provide better medical treatment.Stephanie BurtThe worst experience I’ve ever had in life! I’ve currently been here in room 17 since 11:00 a.m it is currently 5:49 p.m I have yet to see a doctor a nurse NoBODY but a tech that gave me a warm blanket and plenty excuses! This place is worst then Cooper Green if you’ve been living that long! The emergency room is garbage I have never been in any hospital this nonchalant and uncaring. I have not one good thing to say about anybody here(sad)Chantelle NoblesStay away from this hospital they take people kids after birth because of a indicent that could of happen months before you gave birth when fell or have a bump on you that they think you been domestic violence situation you haven’t. Then they plot against whole time waiting for you too have a baby then they have Dhr come and take the baby away there nothing but snake. Stay away from Karen Roberson she’s the biggest snake at the hospital say she’s a care coordinator but in reality she’s plotting against you to take your baby from you because false allegations It don’t matter what a patient says when there under the influence of medicine they give you when you getting checked for your pregnancy. Anyone can say anything under the influence they do that then use it against you. Then put it your medical records. They don’t follow up with you or nothing don’t make no sense they are trashy staff on the 4rd flood as well don’t have your baby here..get all your medical records that’s why this hospital is a 2.0 what does that tell you horribleJashay Valaza GraggWorst! I sat there for 4 and a half hrs while having breathing problems and they repeatedly called people before me. Then the receptionist had the nerve to get smart with me after I asked what was taking so long.TinaHusband came in for chest pains. Was taken back any given an EKG, blood drawn and sent back to the waiting room . 6 hours later, never called back . When he checked with the desk they said 4 more ambulances had come in that took precedence . Others in the waiting room, who has been waiting 7+ hours finally gave up and left to go to another facility. Understaffed. Uncaring. We will never use this place again .Brieanna BradleyHorrible horrible. Treated like trash and talked down to. Don’t come here it’s not worth the time.Monique McQueenIf I could give a 0 I would they’re awful I sat in the waiting room from 5 to 2 in the morning, wasn’t given any pain medicine didn’t get my results for my urine, blood work or cat scan. They told me the doctor has left for, the night I wouldn’t recommend this hospital to anyone.j Newbywhat an JOKE…8 1/2 hours for blood test, x-ray and scan….most dis-functional and not caring place we have ever seen…WILL NEVER GO AGAIN!!!!!Mark CalvertOn Saturday, 9 September, 2017, I fell on a sidewalk and badly bruised my ribs. I had this same injury almost 20 years ago and was fairly confident that this was the same injury. When I had this injury previously, I went to St. Vincent’s Occupational Health Clinic which was on U.S. 280 at that time and the physician told me that it was CRITICAL that I breathe fully with sufficient expansion of my lungs (which would cause some expansion of my rib cage and the accompanying pain) to prevent the risk of developing pneumonia. At that time, I was about 30 and in good health and I was prescribed Hydrocodone APAP 10 (mg?) and that worked well. I had very little pain when breathing or sleeping and recovered within a couple of weeks. I’m now about 50, about 60 lbs heavier than I was then, and have been unemployed for a while but I’m attending graduate school to attain a Masters degree to teach science at the high school level. When I visited the ER on the 9th not long after the fall, I received the same diagnosis of bruised ribs, the same warning that I must breathe fully to prevent pneumonia, but then was prescribed 500 mg Naproxen (same thing as Aleve) and a muscle relaxer. The medicine was almost useless as it was only moderately effective for only about half the period that it was indicated. I was still not breathing properly and had intense pain for more than 50% of the time. The pain affected my breathing, my sleep, and my ability to concentrate on my studies. I called my primary physician (as ER instructions indicated), Dr. Jack Zaremba, after a couple of days and told his nurse that the medication wasn’t effective. They stated that I would have to come in for a visit before they could DECIDE if I needed something stronger. I had just paid probably $100 on a copay for the ER along with the cost of the useless medication and now they wanted to suck some more money out of me before they could DECIDE if I my excruciating pain was worthy of some effective medication. I refused. The ER had already diagnosed me and erred in prescribing medication, so why should I have to pay more money to get an effective prescription? I’m sure that the opioid “epidemic” is affecting the judgement of physicians so that they are hesitant to prescribe certain pain medication, but due to their monopoly on prescribing certain types of medication, they have a duty to make sure that they prescribe sufficient medication to their patients. The only reason I went to the ER is because I remembered that stern warning by that physician years ago about the risk of pneumonia and I expected that they would prescribe something that would actually help suppress the pain so that I could comply with their instructions about breathing. By merely calling my physician and requesting more effective medication, they’ve probably added me to some DEA list of pill poppers. After three weeks, I’m noticing just a slight change in the level of pain which I experience. I don’t think that I’m breathing fully yet, but I don’t seem to have contracted pneumonia yet. I’m just using over the counter pain meds which are just as useless as the prescription meds were, but I see no reason to return to a physician and help them with their country club dues if they aren’t going to do their job to relieve my suffering. The next time I go to the ER at St. Vincent’s East will be involuntary and via an ambulance.Shamika BrownNobody in the emergency room and still couldn’t get a room. Employees and security guards talked about no job related stuff instead of attending to the patients. Im hurting badly and no onen seems to care.Jamaya TuckerTold me their weren’t accepting anymore patients in the emergency department.Ridisha MurphyI hate this hospital ER they are slow and will put people who came hours after you to the back this will be the second time I walked off with my child they will make a child wait longer than adult I think they should close the ER
FAQ: Frequent Questions
Here you can find information and answers to frequently asked questions about the St. Vincent’s East Emergency Room in Birmingham.
◼️ Open 24 hours this emergency room of Birmingham?
Yes, of course. The St. Vincent’s East is open 24 hours a day for any emergency.
◼️ Is it also open on Sundays and holidays?
Yes, of course. The St. Vincent’s East is open on holidays and also on Sundays.
◼️ What’s the address of the St. Vincent’s East in Birmingham
The full address is 50 Medical Park Dr E, Birmingham, AL 35235, United States.
◼️ What’s St. Vincent’s East phone number?
The phone number of St. Vincent’s East is +1 205-838-3970. You can click here to call now from your phone.
◼️ What are the GPS coordinates to get there?
If you use a GPS coordinate system to get to the emergency room, you must enter the following; a latitude of 33.5967993 and a longitude of -86.667349.
◼️ How much is it to go to the St. Vincent’s East?
The cost of visiting the emergency room of St. Vincent’s East may vary depending on the type of emergency you have and also the type of insurance you are with. Feel free to ask or call the center before you go.
◼️ How long should you wait in an emergency room?
The waiting time will always depend on the type of emergency at that very moment. You can contact the medical center before to ensure that you can be attended to as quickly as possible.
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