Emergency Department

If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1

The Emergency Department (ED) at Frye Regional Medical Center is located at 420 North Center Street in the downtown Hickory area. The department is open 24 hours a day for all emergencies.

Our ED employs 10 board certified emergency medicine physicians, as well as other emergency trained personnel.

We offer major, minor and Fast Track Treatment areas designed to maximize and expedite patient care.


Frye Regional Medical Center’s dedicated emergency care team stands ready
24/7 to provide our community with quality emergency care in its newly
renovated and expanded Emergency Department.

Fast Facts about Frye's renovated and expanded Emergency Department: 

  • Approximately $12 million construction project
  • Number of Patient Rooms have doubled: From 14 to 32
  • One to Three Nurses Stations in the New Emergency Department
  • 18-month construction project is now complete
  • 40,000 – Number of Patients Seen Annually in Frye’s Emergency Department
  • 26,000 – Number of Patients the Current Emergency Department Was Built To See
  • 1993 – Last Major Construction Project in the Emergency Department
  • 65% of Admissions to the Medical Center Come Through the
    Emergency Department
  • 9,057 Number of Patients That Arrived Via Ambulance/EMS
    Transport in 2017

Frye's ED Is:

  • Certified Chest Pain Center
  • American Heart Association Mission Lifeline STEMI (Heart Attack) Receiving Facility
  • Primary Stroke Center

It's About Improving Patient Care:

The Emergency Department project is designed to improve care for Frye Regional’s Emergency Department patients by:

  • Decreasing wait times for care by expanding the number of patient rooms
  • Offering patients more privacy with the ability to get them back to a room more quickly
  • Improving the flow of operations by offering additional nurses stations closer to patient rooms
  • Offering a separate and secure area for patients who need behavioral health services and increasing the number of rooms available for those patients

Contact Us

For more information, please call the Frye Regional Medical Center Emergency Department at 828.315.3190

Find Us


Frye Regional Emergency Services
420 N. Center St.
Hickory, NC 28601
Fax: 828.315.5656

Hours of Operation: 24 Hours