TriStar Ashland City Medical Center

313 North Main St
Ashland City, TN 37015

If you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Ashland City ER

The TriStar Ashland City Medical Center emergency room is available 24 hours a day, every day. Our physicians and nurses are specially trained in emergency care. We can get you in and out in a fraction of the average ER wait times at other hospitals, allowing you to receive quality treatment in a timely manner without ever leaving your community.

If you live in Ashland City or in the nearby area and are experiencing a medical emergency, don’t risk going downtown. Go to the nearest emergency room for treatment.

Remember, if you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Why choose our emergency room?

TriStar Ashland City Medical Center is nationally ranked in the top 10 percent for quality of care, emergency care, laboratory, radiology and patient safety. When you choose our emergency room you can be assured you are in good hands.

Ashland City ER Highlights

  • 24-hour-a-day emergency services
  • Private treatment rooms
  • TriStar physicians of all medical specialties on immediate call for medical emergencies that require their expertise

ER wait times

Our hospital regularly updates the average ER wait times to help you make an informed decision about where to go for emergency care. Our wait times are based on how long it takes a person to see a doctor or registered nurse when they get to the emergency room on a rolling four hour average updated every 30 minutes.

Recognizing emergency room symptoms

Two of the most common reasons for visiting the ER are heart attacks and strokes. In both cases, time is crucial. Being able to recognize the symptoms can help save the life of you or someone you love.

Chest pain

Chest pain is often a symptom of heart disease. It occurs when the blood vessels leading to the heart are blocked. This results in less blood, and therefore less oxygen, reaching the heart muscle. When the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen, chest pain and other symptoms result. Chest pain of any kind deserves a medical evaluation to determine its cause.

Other heart attack symptoms may include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
  • Unexplained anxiety
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Palpitations
  • Cold sweat
  • Paleness


Stroke is a type of cardiovascular disease. It affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or a burst. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so it starts to die.

Symptoms of a stroke may include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause