When to visit the emergency room infographic

UM Shore Regional Health's emergency services are provided in four locations: UM Shore Medical Centers at Chestertown, Dorchester, and Easton, and the UM Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown. Each center is open 24/7.

UM Shore Regional Health emergency services are equipped to handle nearly any emergency situation, and are staffed by board-certified doctors, nurses and technicians who have received advanced training in emergency care for patients with a wide array of serious injuries and illnesses.

When to Seek Emergency Care:

  • Breathing problems
  • Child, spouse or elder abuse
  • Cuts, punctures, bites
  • Infant illness
  • Heart problems (including chest or arm pain)
  • Loss of consciousness or seizure
  • Mental health problems, such as hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren't there), threat or suicide attempt, other change in mental status
  • Poisoning or drug overdose
  • Rape, assault or other injury sustained during a violent crime
  • Severe burns
  • Severe dizziness
  • Stroke
On occasion, a patient whose condition is so critical as to warrant more advanced, tertiary care will be transferred to another larger hospital, such as the University of Maryland, once the initial stabilization and management of life threatening emergencies has occurred.

Emergency Department Locations

The emergency department entrance is in the front of the hospital along Brown Street.

The emergency department entrance is accessible from the main drive on the right side of the hospital, down the ramp to the lower level.

The emergency department entrance is on the south side of the hospital past the Freeman Outpatient Center entrance, accessible from either Washington Street or West Earle Avenue.

The entrance, on the side of the building, is clearly visible from Shoreway Drive.

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