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.

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.