Northwest Emergency Center (NEC) is an emergency room (ER) just like any ER in a hospital except it is not attached to a hospital. The staff at NEC is available to treat patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week for urgent and emergency medical conditions. NEC has board-certified emergency room physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses along with the same diagnostic equipment found in most emergency rooms. NEC is a 12-bed center.
No. Unlike most urgent cares, NEC is open 24/7 and can treat patients with life-threatening conditions. NEC will care for patients with heart attacks, strokes, head injuries, fractures, abdominal pain, respiratory issues and more. These treatments are typically not provided at urgent care facilities.
What if I need to be admitted to the hospital or require services not available at NEC?
If you need to be admitted to the hospital, need surgery or cardiac cath lab intervention, we will stabilize you and transfer you via ambulance to Northwest Medical Center.
We treat all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), NEC will provide a medical screening exam and appropriate stabilizing care.
NEC accepts the same insurances as Northwest Medical Center (including Tricare) as NEC is considered a department of the hospital even though it is a freestanding facility. For a list of accepted insurances please click here.
Yes. We have CT scan, digital x-ray and ultrasound capabilities along with lab services.
*Patient may be transported to their hospital of choice or to the closest hospital depending on the patient's condition. Transfer costs to facilities other than Northwest Medical Center may be the responsibility of the patient.
6200 North LaCholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741