Conditions and Treatments

Ready for life’s unexpected moments

If you experience a sudden accident or illness, it can change your life in an instant. At Henry Ford’s emergency department, we focus on the immediate decisions and actions needed to quickly diagnose and treat a wide range of life-threatening conditions:

  • Shortness of breath, chest pain and heart emergencies, including heart attack
  • Pain with movement and broken bones that may require orthopedic care
  • Strokes
  • Sudden blindness or severe eye injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe burns
  • Complicated or deep cuts requiring surgical treatment

These conditions should be treated in the emergency room. It’s important to get the right care at the right place. Read our care options.

Support services speed diagnosis and treatment

Our emergency teams are supported by lab and imaging services and many operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year. These advanced diagnostic tools help our doctors make critical treatment decisions in minutes.

Prepared to treat even the most extreme emergencies

Within our emergency care network, we offer a Level 1 Trauma Center at Henry Ford Hospital. This means our highly-trained team is equipped to treat the most extreme and life-threatening injuries. Should you need it, Henry Ford offers Air Med 1, our aeromedical helicopter, with advanced mobile care technology to treat and stabilize you in-flight before you reach the hospital.

Recognized for excellent care

The Joint Commission has accredited our emergency department for excellence in standards of care, outcomes and safety.

We provide:

  • Board-certified emergency medicine doctors
  • Certified primary stroke centers
  • Certified chest pain centers
  • Certified level 1, 2 and 3 trauma centers meaning we have the ability to handle the full range of injuries.

At Henry Ford, we transfer patients to other emergency departments within our network if conditions are severe enough to warrant it. We make all the arrangements to make sure your transfer is smooth.

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If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

For your safety, please select a MyChart video visit on demand or call our MyCare Advice Line at 844-262-1949 before scheduling if:

  • You currently have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In the past 21 days, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • In the past 14 days, you have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19
  • You are experiencing a new loss of taste and/or sense of smell
  • If you have experienced two or more of the following symptoms in the last 3 days:
    • fever
    • chills
    • drenching sweats
    • new cough
    • shortness of breath
    • body aches
    • headache
    • sore throat
    • runny nose or nasal congestion
    • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email

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