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Emergency Services

Mount Auburn Hospital Emergency Department

Convenient Access to Life-Saving Care from Our Emergency Department

If you are experiencing symptoms of a possible medical emergency — such as chest pains, stroke symptoms, difficulty breathing, or severe abdominal pain — call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away.  

You deserve the very best in emergency care. At Mount Auburn Hospital, our emergency department is staffed with doctors and nurses specially trained in emergency medicine. So, you get the advanced emergency care you need when you need it.

Mount Auburn Hospital is a Primary Stroke Service hospital.

The Emergency Department at Mount Auburn Hospital provides award-winning care for heart attacksand can perform heart catheterization any time, day or night.

We provide emergency care to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Emergency Entrance

Access our Emergency Department through the Needham entrance at 330 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138.  This video demonstrates how to access the Mount Auburn Hospital Emergency Department after 8 pm

Providing care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Alert Notice

Act Fast, Call 911

Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if you have a life-threatening illness or injury. 

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday 24 hours
  • Monday 24 hours
  • Tuesday 24 hours
  • Wednesday 24 hours
  • Thursday 24 hours
  • Friday 24 hours
  • Saturday 24 hours

Public Transportation & Parking

Mount Auburn Hospital is convenient for public transportation and bicyclists. Paid parking is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For your convenience, we offer racks to secure your bicycle during your visit. A Hubway station is located on Mount Auburn Street next to the bus shelter.

Public Transportation

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) bus stop is located directly in front of the hospital on Mount Auburn Street. Bus #71 and bus #73 stop on either side of the street going to and from Harvard Square.

The Harvard Square MBTA Red Line station is about a 15-minute walk to the hospital.

Mount Auburn Hospital is a member of the Alewife Transportation Management Association.


Paid parking is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the East and West garages for a nominal fee.

The West garage is located next to the Stanton building, and the East garage is located next to the Needham and Medical Office buildings. Note: there are no elevators in the East garage; however, there is direct access to the hospital elevators on Parking Levels A, C and E. There are elevators on each level of the West garage.

Handicapped parking and access are available on Levels A and C of the East parking garage and the entire West garage at regular rates.

For your safety, please lock your vehicle and only park in marked spaces. We cannot be responsible for stolen items or damage to your vehicle.

Parking Rates 

First 15 minutes Free
15 min - 3 hours $8.00
4 hours $20.00
5 hours $25.00
6 hours $30.00
7 hours $35.00
8 hours $40.00
8 - 24 hours $50.00

*If parking for more than 3 hours, please refer to the Parking Discount section below. 

Parking Discount

If you need to stay at the hospital or Medical Office Building for more than three hours per visit, you can receive a discounted parking rate of $20.00. To get this rate, take your garage ticket to the Stanton Lobby parking cashier office. 

Discount booklets are available at the Protection Services console in the Emergency Department 24 hours a day or at the cashier’s office.  Discount booklets are available (10 validations per booklet) to:

  • Family members of Critical Care Unit patients.
  • Level II nursery patient families.
  • Patients admitted for more than five consecutive days.
  • Patients with financial hardships.

Cash, credit cards or checks will be accepted. If you have a financial hardship and cannot afford to pay the hourly parking rates, please contact Social Services at 617-499-5050.

Services at Mount Auburn Hospital Emergency Department