Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine services at North Shore Medical Center include adult and pediatric emergency departments on the Salem campus, and an adult emergency department at NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn. In November of 2019 we will open a 64,000 square foot Emergency Department in a new location on our Salem Campus, featuring 65 private bays, including three trauma bays and 10 observation beds, an exclusive pediatric emergency care space, and designated treatment areas for psychiatry. Our advanced services include a Level III Trauma Center,  Stroke Centers that are highest-ranked by the American Stroke Association, Infusion Centers, and coordination with North Shore Urgent Care and other urgent care providers in the Partners network. Read more

Should I go to the Emergency Department or Urgent Care?

Emergency Department
ED: If you are in active labor or experiencing severe shortness of breath, chest pain/heart attack, stroke or seizure, you should go to your closest emergency department or call 911. Learn more about conditions requiring an ER visit > 

Urgent Care: If you have an illness or injury that is not life-threatening, Urgent Care is available through North Shore Urgent Care and several other NSMC affiliated practices. Learn more about Urgent Care centers affiliated with NSMC and about conditions treated at urgent care >