University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center — with a highly trained and skilled team of physicians and other specialists — provides award-winning, comprehensive emergency care for all your needs.



The Emergency Department at UM Charles Regional Medical Center:

  • Is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Treats patients of all ages
  • Is a Primary Stroke Center (as designated by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems)
  • Offers treatment rooms with walls, not curtains
  • Has waiting areas with free internet access, computer stations, flat-screen TVs and varied reading material
  • Provides bedside registration
  • Provides support and exams for assault survivors
  • Has specialty decontamination facilities in the event of a bio-terrorism or hazmat emergency 

Each patient receives a medical screening. No one is turned away and treatment is not based on ability to pay.

Please see our updated visitor policy.

Prepare for Your Visit

If you or a family member have a rare medical condition or are currently under a specific medical treatment program, it is important the Emergency Department have this information.

We have specialty decontamination facilities in the event of a bio-terrorism or hazmat emergency. If you are exposed to hazardous material, call the Emergency Department at 301-609-4160 to let them know you are coming in. Tell them what you think you may have been exposed to. When you arrive at UM Charles Regional, wait outside and emergency personnel will assist you. Do not enter the building until advised in order to avoid exposing others.

What to Expect at the ER: Our priority is to treat each person who comes to our emergency department as fully, safely and quickly as possible. Please know, however, that patients are not seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The order in which patients are seen is based on how serious their conditions are. Learn more about what to expect at the ER.

Your Safety Is Our Priority

Our safety measures include:

  • Universal wearing of high-quality masks for all staff and patients
  • Frequent interval cleaning of waiting rooms
  • Cleaning of every patient care room after every discharge
  • Hand sanitizer stations at multiple locations
  • Use of negative pressure/highly ventilated rooms for suspected COVID-19 patients
  • 95% of the rooms in the Emergency Department are private

Which Is Right for You?

When to Go ER