Experiencing an emergency?
Come to the Providence Emergency Room.


Emergency Room - Downtown 

2435 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29204 
Ph: (803) 256-5320      Click here for directions.

Emergency Room - Northeast

120 Gateway Corp. Blvd, Columbia, SC 29203 
Ph: (803) 865-4530     Click here for directions.

Emergency Room - Fairfield

1810 US Highway 321 S, Winnsboro, SC, 29180
Ph: (803) 365-8100 Click here for directions.


About our Emergency Room Services

At Providence Health, our Emergency Room (ER) team is staffed 24/7 with emergency physicians, nurses and staff who are trained in providing emergency care. Our team combines advanced training with compassionate service to be ready for you or your family when you need it the most.

What to Expect in our ER

As a patient, you will be cared for by staff trained to respond to any type of medical emergency. We understand a visit to the ER can be a very stressful time; therefore, you should expect us to communicate with you and guide you through your situation. You should always ask questions if you do not understand.

Having chest pains? 

Providence Health received Chest Pain Center accreditation from the American College of Cardiology. As an accredited facility, we use the newest methods and best practices in heart care to ensure that our patients receive:

  • Right care at the right time to minimize or eliminate heart damage due to heart attack
  • Timely and accurate diagnoses to reduce the disruption to your life and get you back home as soon as possible
  • Help and communication to better understand how to respond to your heart emergencies
  • Improved quality of life after a heart episode

Our door to balloon time (the time from entry to angioplasty) is only 60 minutes, when the national recommendation is ninety minutes or less. As a result of our STEMI hotline, our staff is often called on to provide education to other facilities about best practices when handling these cardiac events. ​

When to call 9-1-1

For a heart attack or stroke or an unresponsive drug user, call 911 for an ambulance. Paramedics can begin delivering life-saving treatment on the way to the hospital. Every second counts in these events.

Also call 9-1-1 if you are having severe bleeding, if you feel like you might faint, or if your vision is impaired.

Our partnership with area EMS services promotes easy access to our hospital.


Prefer to make an appointment with a primary care provider? Our primary care team will do its best to see you that day if you call with symptoms of illness. Click here to find a Providence primary care provider near you.