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.

Our services are equipped to handle nearly any emergency situation and are staffed by specialists with advanced training in emergency care.

Unsure if you need emergency, urgent or primary care? Learn when to seek the appropriate care. 

When to Seek Emergency Care:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Breathing problems
  • Child, spouse or elder abuse
  • Cuts, punctures, bites
  • Infant illness
  • Heart attack symptoms (including chest or arm pain)
  • Loss of consciousness or seizure or severe dizziness
  • Mental health problems, such as hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren't there), threat or suicide attempt or other change in mental status
  • Poisoning or drug overdose
  • Rape, assault or other injury sustained during a violent crime
  • Serious eye or head injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Stroke symptoms
  • Suspected drug overdose or poisoning

If a patient's condition is critical enough to need more advanced care, he or she will be transferred to another larger hospital, such as the University of Maryland once stabilized.

Learn more about Emergency Services.

Urgent Care

Think you might need urgent care instead? Learn about UM Urgent Care services.

Which Is Right for You?

When to Go ER