In an emergency
If you have an emergency and if you have chest pain, call 9-1-1.
Indiana Poison Center: 800-382-9097
Short wait, better care, right here at home
When you or a loved one become ill or injured, you need expert care fast. Community Howard Regional Health’s Emergency Department is always prepared with board-certified emergency medicine physicians, emergency-trained nurses and experienced personnel on duty 24 hours a day.
We have redesigned our method of meeting your needs quickly, which includes a rapid assessment of your emergent condition at the door, and immediate bedding* (if there is an open bed, you will go directly to the treatment room to be triaged—no stops). Our door-to-doctor times are 25 minutes on average, which is lower than the national average.
Our Emergency Department nurses have completed the Trauma Nurse Core Course, which is a national standard for the Emergency Nursing Association. Our staff are trained to care for motor vehicle accidents, burns, falls and other traumatic injury.
Community Howard Regional Health is an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, which means that we can care for your heart attack right here in Kokomo.
Community Howard Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
If you require an ambulance but your emergency is not life-threatening, you may indicate your hospital of choice. In the case of life-threatening emergencies, patients are always transported to the nearest emergency facility.
Community Howard EMS will bring a mobile emergency room to your door, saving you the precious time that can save a life. Every time a Community Howard ambulance goes out, a paramedic is on the ambulance. Their expert training and the life support equipment on board make them an extension of the hospital's emergency room.
Remember to dial 9-1-1 in a life-threatening emergency.