Emergency Centers

When you need care and need it now

When the unexpected happens and you need immediate medical care, you can count on Prisma Health. We offer high-quality emergency centers throughout the upstate area, where your medical needs will be met by a team of board-certified emergency medicine doctors supported by specially trained nursing staff and technicians.

Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital (GMH) offers the only Level I Trauma Center in Greenville, along with the Children’s Emergency Center, the Upstate’s only emergency center dedicated to children. In addition, GMH houses Greenville’s most advanced Chest Pain Center along with the Upstate’s only pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) to treat the most severe injuries and illnesses in children. For more information, view our guide to your Emergency Department visit at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Note: No emergency facilities are available at Patewood Hospital.

When to call 911

If you have any of the following symptoms, call 911 immediately.

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Symptoms of a heart attack: chest pain, pain in the left arm or jaw, sudden weakness or dizziness
  • Signs of a stroke: slurred speech, severe headache, weakness or numbness on one side of the body, loss of consciousness
  • Life- or limb-threatening injury

Alternatives to the emergency room

If you need medical care but your situation is not a true emergency, it may be more efficient to get care from an alternative source. If you need help figuring out whether your situation requires a visit to an emergency department, click here. Read through the following list to see if you can save yourself a trip to the ED.

Urgent/convenient care

When your situation is not a medical emergency but you want to be seen by a doctor today for an unexpected illness or injury, MD360® Convenient Care provides walk-in care for such cases. MD360’s five locations – in Greenville, Greer, Five Forks, Powdersville and Boiling Springs – offer quick access for residents across the Upstate. Mountain Lakes Family Medicine in Seneca and Fleetwood Convenient Care in Easley also offer convenient care services.

Pediatric after-hours care

When your child needs medical attention after normal business hours or on the weekend, Prisma Health offers pediatric after-hours care in both Greenville and Spartanburg. At Children’s Hospital After-hours Care and Children’s Hospital Spartanburg Night Clinic, your child can be seen by a board-certified pediatrician and staff specially trained in pediatric medicine.

Broken bones, sprains or muscle injuries

When you need care for bone, joint or muscle injuries outside of normal business hours, Steadman Hawkins Injury & Fracture Treatment (Evening S.H.I.F.T) offers care for this type of medical need from 5:30–8 p.m. on Mondays-Thursdays and 1–4 p.m. Fridays. NOTE: For broken bones with deformity, you will need to visit an emergency center.

Mobile Health Clinic

If you need medical care but can’t visit a regular doctor, either because you don’t have insurance or because you don’t have a way to get to a doctor’s office, you can get care at Prisma Health’ss Mobile Health Clinic, which makes regular visits to community centers in Greenville’s Belle Meade, Berea, City View, Dunean, Nicholtown and West Greenville neighborhoods. You also can find a calendar of site locations (in both English and Spanish) on the web page.


For quick care for common minor medical issues such as urinary tract infections, sinus pain, colds, ear and eye pain and more, hop online and connect with a Prisma Health provider using your computer or mobile device. You’ll receive a diagnosis, treatment plan and prescription (if needed) within an hour, for just a $20 fee.