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.

The University of Maryland Medical Center's adult emergency room features 54 private exam rooms; advanced, digital radiological equipment, such as CT scans, ultrasound and X-ray; and large comfortable waiting areas. It is staffed and equipped to handle all types of medical emergencies.

Getting Here: Location and Directions

Patients with life-threatening conditions such as a heart attack or stroke will have access to physicians and nurses trained specifically to treat those emergencies. In addition, the adult ER offers a fast-track area so that patients with less critical emergencies can be seen in a timely way. Learn more about when to choose the ER versus urgent care.

The adult emergency room is staffed with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, case managers and a patient advocate to address any special requirements of patients.

As a statewide resource with access to all medical and surgical specialties as well as critical care inpatient units, the emergency department provides initial assessment and stabilization of acute patients from both the local community and patients transferred from outlying areas.

Our physicians provide medical direction for Maryland ExpressCare, a critical care transport program that provides consultation with faculty specialists, coordinates patient admissions and provides air and ground transportation.

For patients transported via ambulance or a critical care vehicle, services are specifically provided to allow for immediate, no-hassle communication between community physicians and the ER's staff.

For more information about the UMMC adult emergency room, call 410-328-9595 .

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