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Emergency Services



Emergency Services

Providing emergency care to you and your family 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, is a priority at Gritman Medical Center. Our doors are always open to you. A doctor from Moscow Emergency Physicians and our highly-trained staff are ready to care for you.

Our Emergency Services department is equipped for routine medical and obstetrical emergencies and has large trauma bays equipped with trauma resuscitation equipment and cardiac monitoring.

24-Hour Physician and Nurse Coverage

The Emergency Department (ED) at Gritman Medical Center provides rapid, comprehensive and sophisticated care in emergency medical situations. The Emergency Department is equipped to care for illnesses or injuries whether minor or life-threatening. We are here for you. From the flu to broken bones or heart attacks, our Emergency Department staff is ready to help and heal. Medical care is provided by a full staff of nurses and physicians with special training and expertise in emergency medicine.

Critical Care Transport Services

For Life Flight Network membership information, call: 1-800-574-9464.

Ambulance Services

For emergencies on the Palouse, dial 911. Volunteer ambulance services cover the Gritman Medical Center Hospital service area:

  • Moscow EMS
  • Tensed EMS
  • Potlatch EMS
  • Genesee EMS
  • Troy EMS
  • J/K EMS
  • Elk River EMS
  • Deary Ambulance


Because the Emergency Room can be a fast-paced, patient-sensitive area, family and friends are typically asked to wait in the reception area while you are being treated. Some exceptions to this will be allowed, including during the treatment of small children. Our admitting and nursing staff is happy to work with you and your family to best accommodate everyone involved in your case.


Our Emergency Department is staffed at all times by registered nurses as well as certified nursing assistants. Our nurses hold certificates in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, have training in neonatal resuscitation and are specialized in the care and management of trauma victims. Our Emergency physicians are all board certified. All our emergency staff also have certification in Basic Life Support and Crisis Prevention Intervention. We have registered nurses who are board certified in Emergency care as well as SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners).

All Patients, Regardless of Ability to Pay

Gritman Medical Center's Emergency Services accepts all patients, regardless of your ability to pay for hospital emergency services. We offer financial assistance to those who qualify.

Thank You for Choosing Us

Thank you for choosing Gritman Medical Center for your healthcare needs. Your satisfaction is important to us and we are asking for your help. Some patients may receive a telephone survey. We use the results of this anonymous survey to help us improve care and services. We greatly appreciate your taking the time to give us valuable feedback.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding our department or the services provided, please call me.

Nicole Wheaton, RN, CEN

Emergency Services Director

(208) 883-6337