Emergency Care

Note: If you are in the Red Lodge/Carbon County, Montana area and are experiencing a medical emergency at this moment, please CALL 911.

If you get very sick or badly hurt and need help right away, Beartooth Billings Clinic’s Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days each year, to help.

Beartooth Billings Clinic is a Trauma Receiving Facility, which means that the staff and physicians of the Emergency Department have undergone special training to provide them with the most current knowledge and life-saving skills.

Some patients may need to be admitted to the hospital following their emergency treatment, while others can be released home.


Please come to the emergency room if you are experiencing:

  • Persistent chest pain, especially if it radiates to your arm or jaw or is accompanied by sweating, vomiting or shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Any severe pain
  • Sudden clumsiness, loss of balance or fainting
  • Sudden difficulty speaking, or trouble understanding speech
  • Altered mental status or confusion, including suicidal thoughts
  • Sudden weakness or paralysis, especially on one side of the face or body
  • Severe heart palpitations
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Newborn baby with a fever (a baby less than three months old with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher needs to be seen right away)
  • Falls that cause injury or occur while taking blood thinning medications
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Broken bones or dislocated joints
  • Deep cuts that require stitches or a large open wound that won’t stop bleeding
  • Head or eye injuries
  • High fevers or fevers with rash
  • Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy
  • Severe and persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Serious burns
  • Seizures without a previous diagnosis of epilepsy

For more information about emergency care, please call 406.446.2345.