Emergency Medicine

Emergency Room

The Orange City Area Health System Emergency Center has a private entrance which is open 24/7 for patients requiring medical emergency assistance. Our facility is equipped with XX examination rooms, ensuring patient privacy, and providing convenient access to our Diagnostic Imaging and Surgery Center for quick diagnosis and treatment. This technology is especially helpful in treating critical conditions such as trauma, heart attack, and stroke.

OCAHS Emergency Room
1000 Lincoln Circle SE
Orange City, IA 51041

Your Visit

When you arrive at the Emergency Center, a healthcare professional will greet you and conduct a quick medical history and examination to determine the severity of your condition.

Our emergency medicine providers and nurses are experts in their field. They will thoroughly examine you and develop a personalized treatment plan based on your unique medical needs. To help diagnose your condition, they may also order lab tests and diagnostic procedures. After receiving treatment, the emergency services team will take one of the following actions: discharge you and provide you with instructions for your care, admit you to the hospital for surgery, observation, or inpatient care, or transfer you to a larger hospital if your medical or surgical condition requires more specialized personnel or equipment.

The emergency physician's main role is to treat emergency medical conditions. You will need to follow up with your primary care physician after discharge for further evaluation and treatment.

Frequent Reasons for Seeking Emergency Services

If you or someone you are with is experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek emergency medical care:

  • Chest pain and symptoms of heart attack
  • Stroke symptoms, difficulty speaking, walking, or weakness on one side of your body
  • Severe breathing problems
  • Bleeding injuries
  • Major injuries, especially head injuries
  • Serious burns
  • Broken bones
  • Poisoning
  • Major allergic reactions

Emergency Medicine Services

Our team of paramedics and EMTs are on call 24/7. In addition, it’s a comfort to know that our very own physicians are the doctors you will see in our Emergency Room. Top quality care … close to home. Our team works closely with our own family medicine doctors to offer 24/7 access to skilled, compassionate care. The ambulance squad is part of the hospital, at the ready and committed to our Core Values. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

Tour Our Ambulance

We are looking for people to join our EMS squad as EMTs or drivers. Our team of dedicated professionals work together and support each other as they serve our communities. Become part of our story!

  • We pay tuition for the EMT certification course and all continuing education. EMT class starts in September.
  • Choose your on-call hours.
  • Competitive pay for taking calls and being on-call.
  • Benefits: IPERS retirement and more!

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Emergency Medicine Physicians

Harrison Hanson, MD

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Allison Schoenfelder, MD

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Mark Turek, DO

Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Emergency Medicine, Dermatology