UMMC Emergency Department

As a top academic medical institution, the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in downtown Baltimore is equipped for all levels and types of emergency medical situations.  

Getting Here: ER Location and Directions

UMMC's Emergency Department includes three distinct services:

In addition, UMMC  can handle everything from level 1 trauma injuries at Shock Trauma to urgent — but not life-threatening — medical needs at one of UM’s Urgent Care locations

Emergency Department at UMMC

UMMC offers 24/7 emergency services with board-certified doctors, nurses and technicians who have received advanced training in emergency care. They treat a wide array of serious illness and injuries. These may include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Breathing problems
  • Heart problems (including chest or arm pain)
  • Stroke
  • Loss of consciousness, seizure or severe dizziness
  • Stomach or chest pain
  • Infant illness
  • Poisoning or drug overdose
  • Severe burns, cuts, punctures, bites
  • Child, spouse or elder abuse
  • Mental health problems, such as hallucinations, or suicide threats and attempts
  • Rape, assault or other injury sustained during a violent crime

Urgent Care at UMMC

For less serious illnesses and injuries, such as cold and flu, rashes, cuts that need stitches, etc., urgent care can be a quicker more convenient option. Learn more about when to choose ER versus urgent care.