Emergency Department Services

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, we kindly ask that you see your family doctor for minor healthcare needs and routine testing;
and the Mercer County Health Department for COVID-19 testing for individuals that are not exhibiting symptoms.
However, you should not delay coming to the Princeton or Bluefield ERs when an urgent need arises.
We have the resources needed, and we are prepared and available to care for you and your family.
Examples of when you should go to the emergency room include:
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe bleeding or trauma
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Loss of or blurred vision
  • High, uncontrolled fever
  • Head injuries
  • Burns
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Broken bones
Princeton Community Hospital and PCH Bluefield’s greatest priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to provide the best possible care while protecting the health and well-being of all patients and employees. To help us achieve that objective, we ask that you please see your family doctor for minor medical issues and routine testing so that our ERs may more efficiently treat those with urgent medical needs.
When you or someone you love experiences an illness or injury that needs immediate attention, it’s reassuring to know that Princeton Community Hospital has a state-of-the-art Emergency Department close by, 24/7. Our ER is staffed by board-certified physicians and highly trained nurses who deliver lifesaving care with a combination of efficiency and compassion. Our Emergency Department administers treatment to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We act as a resource/referral center for patients presenting to our facility for all specialties.
Where to locate us
From the main entrance of the hospital, turn left and proceed down the hallway.
The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency Department Minor (EDM) is open from 10:00 a.m. to midnight. EDM is a subsection of the Emergency Department (ED) aimed to decreased length of stay for minor emergencies. Most health care plans consider this an Emergency Room visit.