UnityPoint Health - Central Illinois Emergency Departments
If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.
At UnityPoint Health - Central Illinois, you'll find emergency care at Proctor, Pekin and Methodist Hospitals. When you arrive at one of our emergency departments, you will be assessed to determine the severity of your illness or injury. After your triage assessment, you'll be taken to a room in the emergency department to be seen by a provider.
During COVID-19 your care may look or feel a bit different. Find out what we're doing to keep you safe when visiting our locations.
Methodist Emergency Department
Located at Hamilton Boulevard and NE Crescent Avenue in Downtown Peoria. Easily accessible from I-74, Glen Oak Avenue or Main Street. (View map)
The Methodist Emergency Department provides complete emergency services for major emergencies and minor illness and injuries.
We are an Illinois State Designated Trauma Center, which means physicians, operating room staff members and laboratory services are always available to you. In the event of a heart attack, the experienced cardiovascular team is prepared to open blocked arteries fast. Methodist is also a Certified Stroke Center.
Methodist has added more express care rooms to handle minor emergencies to help patients get the care they need faster, and get home sooner.
The Illinois Department of Public Health recognizes Methodist as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics, which means we have the equipment and specially trained staff to care for children.
Methodist also has a dedicated behavioral health emergency treatment area designed to provide a non-threatening, soothing environment for individuals seeking assessment or treatment for behavioral health emergencies.
Proctor Emergency Department
Located at 5901 N Knoxville Avenue in Peoria, the Proctor Emergency Department provides unmatched emergency care for north Peoria and the surrounding areas. (View Map)
The Emergency Department at Proctor provides a full spectrum of care for critically ill and injured patients in a safe, clean, comfortable, and convenient environment including state-of-the-art technology within a state-of-the-art facility.
The Department includes an expanded Chest Pain Center, patient observation rooms, rooms especially designed for pediatric patients, trauma room and biohazard/decontamination room. Easy access is provided from two of Peoria's main thoroughfares, North Knoxville Ave. and North Sheridan Rd. Accessing the campus and our Emergency Department is convenient however, in an emergency always remember to dial 911.
The Illinois Department of Public Health recognizes Proctor as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics, which means we have the equipment and specially trained staff to care for children.
The emergency physician requires a breadth of knowledge and advanced procedural skills- the skills of many specialists. While every medical specialty is unique, the emergency department may present one of the most unpredictable environments in medicine. EPSS physicians are American Board of Emergency Medicine certified, or Board-eligible, and trained in emergency medicine.
Pekin Emergency Department
Located at 600 S 13th Street in Pekin, the Pekin Emergency Department provides emergency care for Pekin and the surrounding areas. (View map)
When you need fast medical care, trust UnityPoint Health - Pekin's Emergency Unit, providing state-of-the-art treatment and an excellent nurse-to-patient ratio just minutes away.
An average waiting time of less than 30 minutes means you get immediate medical attention, plus the confidence of being seen by highly trained healthcare professionals in the most comfortable environment.
More than a hospital emergency room, this is a patient-friendly, medically advanced, full-scale Emergency Unit with special features including:
- Accredited as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics by the State of Illinois
- Resuscitation equipment for all ages of pediatric patients
- Three cardiac exam rooms and special training in heart attack and stroke
- Specialty exam room for Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat patients
- Private exam rooms with real walls (instead of curtains)
- Meditation room in a quiet area
- Large, comfortable lobby area
- Separate entrances for the public and for ambulances
- Centrally located nurses' station with direct lines of sight to the trauma, cardiac and acute care wound areas
For more information or to contact the Emergency Unit, call (309) 353-0430. In emergency situations, please call 9-1-1.