Emergency Care

Trust our experts to provide life-saving care for serious illnesses and injuries

Emergency Care at Mount Auburn Hospital

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. 

When you're having a medical emergency, it's important to get care as soon as possible. Acting quickly can save your life or the life of someone else. When you're faced with a life-threatening illness or injury, the doctors in our emergency department (ED) at Mount Auburn Hospital are ready to help.

Our ED is staffed with nurses, support staff and doctors and who are board-certified in emergency medicine. Using special training and the latest technology, we provide you with the care you need to get better when minutes count.

When Do I Need Emergency Services?

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following symptoms, call 911 or get to the nearest emergency department as soon as possible:

  • Back, head or neck injury
  • Broken bones
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Intense, sudden pain
  • Major burns
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Traumatic injury
  • Unconsciousness
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Very high or low body temperature

What Happens in the Emergency Department?

Going to the emergency department can be scary. But it helps to know what to expect once you get there. When you arrive at our ED, a triage nurse will:

  • Ask about your symptoms and medical history.
  • Take your vital signs.
  • Arrange lab tests or imaging, if necessary.

We get you into an exam room as soon as possible.

We're Here for You

Get to know the specialists who will be involved in treating you.

Services & Specialties

After you’ve been treated in the ED, you may be released or admitted for inpatient care. No matter where you go, you’ll have a team of experts by your side.

Act Fast, Call 911

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