TriStar Centennial Medical Center

2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 342-1000

Map & Directions

Pediatric ER at The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial

2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 342-7337

Map & Directions
If you’re experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

When minutes matter, we’re moments away.

At TriStar Centennial Medical Center, our network of fast, friendly emergency departments provides the highest quality care when you need it most. Our 24/7 ER care doesn’t stop downtown — we offer multiple locations throughout the community to give you access to care where you live and work.

We have convenient, connected ER locations throughout the community to meet your needs.

Recognizing the Symptoms...

Two of the most common life-threatening emergencies 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:

Heart Attack

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 symptoms may include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath & difficulty breathing
  • Unexplained anxiety
  • Weakness of 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.

Learn to recognize the symptoms of a stroke quickly:

  • 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