How It Works…

findERnow uses the smartphone’s GPS to quickly locate the user’s current location and the distance to the closest ER anywhere within the United States. Users can select the closest ER or another nearby ER in a map or list format. Once selected, users are provided with 1-click access to directions to the ER as well as additional information about annual total ER visit volume and whether the hospital has a verified adult trauma or adult burn center. Users also have the ability to search online for more information about the ER. Users can also search for ERs anywhere in the US by city and state, ZIP code, and by landmark (e.g., Fenway Park).

Users can also quickly see if ERs are more likely to be prepared to provide emergency care for children, as these ERs are marked with a dark blue baby icon. For 99 cents, users can choose to upgrade to the full Pediatric Version to quickly access information about the % of annual visits from children, if the ER has a separate pediatric area, if the ER has pediatric emergency care coordinators, and if the hospital has a verified pediatric trauma or pediatric burn center.

findERnow is ideal for travelers, especially those suffering chronic medical conditions, or those traveling with friends or relatives with health problems.

For more information about how findERnow is created and maintained, click here.

To learn more about EMNet, click here.