The emergency departments at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health provide 24/7 care for all patients for a wide range of serious, life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

Our four locations on Maryland’s Eastern Shore—Cambridge, Chestertown, Easton and Queenstown—are equipped to handle most medical emergencies. Our triage nurses, physicians and other specialists and support staff have advanced training in emergency care.

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.


UM Shore Regional Health emergency care is provided throughout the Eastern Shore. Each center is open 24/7.

Emergency Pediatric Care

Emergency care at UM Shore Regional Health 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 to provide emergency evaluations, both in person and remotely, for patients who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. With deep expertise in psychology, nursing and social work, our licensed mental health professionals make behavioral health assessments and referrals for adults and children in need.

Emergency Care for Sexual Assault

At each UM Shore Regional Health emergency department, our Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) Program provides compassionate, comprehensive care to sexual violence survivors of any age or gender. This care is provided in a safe, confidential environment at no cost to the patient. To help help people start the healing process, we offer each patient in-person advocacy to ensure their physical and emotional needs are met.

Visitor Information

To keep patients, staff and the community safe, UM Shore Regional Health has visitor restrictions for both inpatient and outpatient care. See more about our visiting guidelines.

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