Waiting to visit the emergency room during lulls greatly reduces wait time. In a Reader's Digest article, registered nurse Denise King suggests coming in between 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. This is, of course, assuming you are able to choose the time of your visit to the emergency room.
The busiest time in an emergency room begins around 6 p.m., and Mondays in particular tend to be the busiest day, according to Reader's Digest. Besides this method of avoiding busy times and days, the severity of an illness or injury dictates the time frame in which a patient is admitted.