The three emergency departments of University of Maryland Capital Region Health treat patients of all ages for serious, life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Our emergency care teams always stand ready to meet your needs in a safe and comfortable environment.

Locations

We provide 24/7, year-round emergency care at three locations in Prince George's County, Maryland:

As standalone facilities, the UM Bowie Health Center and UM Laurel Medical Center emergency departments work in conjunction with UM Capital Region Medical Center, our main ED location. When an inpatient admission or a higher level of care is needed, they arrange patient transfers to UM Capital Region Medical Center, which is a Level II Trauma Center.


What to Expect at the ER: Our priority is to treat each person in our emergency rooms as fully, safely and quickly as possible. We see patients based on how serious their conditions are. Patients are not seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about what to expect at the ER.

Emergency Stroke Care

UM Capital Region Medical Center is recognized by Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) as a primary stroke center for stroke care that meets or exceeds national standards and supports favorable patient outcomes.

UM Bowie Health Center and UM Laurel Medical Center also treat stroke patients, offering the same evidence-based care (including virtual neurology consult support) and arranging patient transfers to UM Capital Region Medical Center as needed.

Emergency Heart Care

UM Capital Region Medical Center is also recognized by MIEMSS as a Designated Cardiac Interventional Center for its ability to quickly and effectively treat emergencies such as a heart attack and cardiac arrest.

UM Bowie Health Center and UM Laurel Medical Center also treat patients for heart emergencies, providing stabilizing care and arranging patient transfers to UM Capital Region Medical Center as necessary.

Emergency Pediatric Care

Care at UM Capital Region Health's three emergency department locations extends to all patients, including infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Pediatric patients initially seen at UM Laurel Medical Center or UM Bowie Emergency Center are transferred to UM Capital Region Medical Center for further care as needed.

Emergency Sexual Assault Care

UM Capital Region Medical Center is our main emergency treatment site for all victims (adult and pediatric) of sexual assault. We also treat all victims of domestic violence, strangulation, elder abuse and neglect, and sex trafficking.

For these victims, the emergency care team, in conjunction with UM Capital Region Medical Center's Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center (DVSAC), provides services including:

  • Physical examination of injuries (including those sustained during sex trafficking)
  • Medical treatment (including emergency contraception and treatment for STDs and any injuries suffered)
  • Non-occupational HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) screening and treatment (done to prevent HIV transmission resulting from sexual assault)

Violence victims who go to UM Laurel Medical Center or UM Bowie Emergency Center receive initial treatment and are transferred to UM Capital Region Medical Center for further care.

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