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Emergency Department Patient & Visitor Information

We know how important it is to have someone with you during treatment in the emergency department in Atlanta. For the safety and privacy of our patients and staff, we ask that all visitors check in with our patient representative and security. They will contact the patient and clinical staff to receive clearance for visitation. At that time, the patient representative may escort you to the patient’s room in the emergency department. However, during periods of high volume or clinical care needs, it may be necessary to restrict emergency department visitation. If you or your visitor has any questions or concerns, please speak to our patient representatives for assistance.

Help Us Help You

In an effort to make your visit more productive in the DeKalb Medical emergency department, we ask that you please bring the following with you, if possible:

  • All of your medications or a list of your medications.
  • Your current address and insurance card.
  • A list of any allergies.
  • The name(s) of your primary care doctor and any specialists who treat you.

You can keep all this information on one form by using the DeKalb Medical Medi-Card. Simply click here, fill out the card, print it and bring it with you to your visit at the emergency department.

At DeKalb Medical’s emergency department, we also encourage patients to participate in their care.

  • Be sure we are checking your name band.
  • Be sure that we are washing our hands.
  • Be sure that we are informing you about your care, tests, medications and procedures.
  • Be sure that we are asking you about your goals for your care.

If we fail to do any of the above, please share your concern with your nurse or ask to speak with the charge nurse.

Advance Directive

We want to honor your wishes, so please bring a copy of your advance directive with you to the emergency department. Read more if you are not familiar with an advance directive.

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Read more about how we want to honor your rights and inform you of them.


Read more about directions to the DeKalb Medical emergency department. Please note, there is a charge for parking.

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