The emergency department at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, Maryland, treats patients of all ages. We provide 24/7 care for serious, life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

Our highly skilled care team includes emergency medicine physicians and physician assistants, pediatricians, technicians, registered nurses and nursing assistants, case managers, and emergency psychiatric social workers. For the convenience of our visitors, our ED waiting areas have computer stations, free internet access, TVs and varied reading material. We have specialty decontamination facilities in the event of a bio-terrorism or hazmat emergency.

We are designated by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems as a Primary Stroke Center for our exceptional efforts to improve outcomes for stroke patients.


ER at UM Charles Regional Medical Center | La Plata | 301-609-4160
Location and Directions

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.

Emergency Pediatric Care

Our emergency care extends to all patients, including infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Pediatric patients needing a higher level of care may be transferred to another facility that can better meet their needs.

Emergency Mental Health Care

We are available 24/7 for evaluations and care for patients experiencing a mental health crisis. We help patients both in person and through virtual behavioral/mental health services. Our compassionate behavioral health counselors are highly skilled and experienced in helping patients during a crisis.

Emergency Care for Assault Survivors

We perform exams and offer treatment for all survivors of sexual assault and other physical violence, including child abuse, domestic violence and non-fatal strangulation. Our team ensures that your care is conducted privately, safely and according to your specific needs. Learn more

Visitor Information

Our visitor restrictions help keep keeps patients, visitors and care team members safe. 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.

Your Safety Is Our Priority

Our safety measures include:

  • 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

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