For almost four decades, Trident Health has cared for more North Charleston residents than any other health system in the region. As North Charleston continues to grow – so does Trident. Trident Health has opened Centre Pointe Emergency, a new 24/7 free-standing emergency department at the corner of International Blvd. and Emmett Davis Jr. Ave. Located near the Tanger Outlets and the North Charleston Coliseum, this full-service ER offers easy-to-access, quality care when an emergency occurs.
Centre Pointe Emergency is not an urgent care center. Instead it is open 24/7/365 and is staffed by board certified Emergency Medicine doctors. Just like a hospital-based ER, Centre Pointe Emergency accepts walk-in patients and patients who arrive by ambulance. “We took the nationally recognized quality care we provide at today’s Trident facilities and made it more convenient and accessible for the Charleston metropolitan area,” said Todd Gallati, President and CEO of Trident Health.
The 12,300 square foot facility will feature 12 private patient-care rooms. Besides having the 24/7 onsite presence of board certified Emergency Medicine trained physicians, there will be 18 different specialists, ranging from neurology, cardiology, surgery, and others that the ER physician can call as back up as needed. This crucial aspect, and the fact that it will be open continuously and will accept EMS transports, distinguishes free-standing emergency rooms from urgent care centers.