Emergency Department

24/7 Emergency Care

At Mercer County Community Hospital

Efficient care and attention for an emergency patient are among our most important services. Our fully equipped Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day by a physician and nursing staff. Immediate care and attention are given to emergencies ranging from heart attacks to minor scrapes and bruises.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Mercer Health Emergency Department is located at

800 W. Main St., Coldwater, OH 45828
Hospital Main Line: 419-678-2341

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Please note that we are not able to provide medical advice over the phone.

Common conditions requiring emergency care may include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Sudden change in cognitive function
  • Broken bones
  • Severe burns
  • Dehydration
  • Fever in infants under 8 weeks
  • Severe headache
  • Seizures
  • Threatening suicide
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Trauma

Acute Heart Attack Ready

Mercer Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark for Acute Heart Attack Ready Certification. The Joint Commission’s Acute Heart Attack Ready Certification recognizes hospitals that meet standards denoting the highest level of commitment to consistent and optimal heart attack care. The mission of the Acute Heart Attack Ready program at Mercer Health is to provide exceptional, timely, and evidence-based treatment for those suffering from life-threatening heart attacks.

Stroke Care

Mercer Health is now part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Telestroke Network. The Telestroke Network utilizes video technology that directly links Ohio State stroke specialists to the our hospital physicians. This allows Ohio State’s team to interview the patient, view test results and vital signs and prescribe medications to be administered within minutes. Ohio State’s stroke specialists then work together with physicians at Mercer Health to determine what the next best step is for the patient’s treatment. Sometimes patients can be successfully treated locally. If an advanced level of care is required, a transfer to Ohio State’s Stroke Comprehensive Center is arranged.

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Sexual Assault & Violence - We Are Here To Help You

Statistics show one in five women and one in 71 men will be affected by sexual violence at some point in their lives. We can help!

At Mercer Health, we have six trained SANE registered nurses (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners). SANE nurses are accredited by the International Association of Forensic Nurses and meet the medical-legal needs of those who have been affected by sexual violence and can perform medical-legal and forensic evaluation following sexual violence or assault.

Our Emphasis On Prevention, Accountability & Your Protection

It is important as the community’s healthcare provider that we lead prevention initiatives and provide the appropriate services needed. Furthermore, a SART team (Sexual Assault Response Team) comprised of local health and law enforcement agencies was established in 2015 with a mission to utilize a multidisciplinary approach to assist victims on their journey to health and healing while working together to hold offenders accountable and acting as agents of change through preventable education. The group provides complete privacy to individuals recognizing that they are accountable to the individuals and the communities that they support.”

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Members Include:
  • Mercer County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Celina
  • Coldwater
  • Ft. Recovery
  • St. Henry
  • Wright State University – Lake Campus Police Departments
  • Our Home
  • Mercer Health

For More Information

For more information, about our Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence, download this brochure or contact Mercer Health’s Director of Emergency Services at 419-678-5157.