Emergency Care

When the unexpected happens, depend on us for the care you need

When Every Second Counts, We’re Here for You With 24/7 Care

When the unexpected happens and you need immediate, responsive attention, our team is ready to treat you with urgent and lifesaving care. At LifeBridge Health, expect specialty trained clinicians experienced in evaluating your needs and treating you with urgency, understanding and compassion.


Our emergency departments (EDs) deliver the highest quality of emergency care twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We provide state-of-the-art technology and advanced facilities ready to treat your needs.

Patient in the emergency Room

What You Need, When You Need It Most

LifeBridge Health’s four emergency departments offer convenient emergency care in the Greater Baltimore and Carroll County area.

Our EDs are trained to address medical and surgical conditions across our four locations that include:

  • Specialized Urgent Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Pediatric Care
  • Rapid Care
  • Emergent Care

Believe Us, We’ve Seen It All Before, Know When It’s the Right Time To Go to the ED

Emergency Care

The emergency department is the place to go to treat life-threatening illnesses and injuries. You should visit the ED if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Stopping or Having Trouble Breathing
  • Passing Out or Fainting
  • Severe Chest Pain or Pressure
  • Severe Head, Neck or Spine Injury
  • Sudden Inability to Speak, See, Walk or Move
  • Sudden Weakness or Droopiness on One Side of the Patient’s Body
  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Broken Bones
  • Severe Allergic Reaction
  • Suicidal or Homicidal Feelings
  • Drug or Alcohol Overdose
  • Sudden Loss of Vision

Urgent Care

Urgent care centers are the optimal place to go to treat minor illnesses and injuries, when you are unable to see your primary care provider or do not have one. You should visit an urgent care center if you experience any of the following non-life-threatening conditions:

  • Cold, Flu and Other Viral Illnesses
  • Ear and Sinus Infections
  • Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Mild to Moderate Asthma Exacerbation
  • Rashes and Allergic Reactions
  • Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea and Dehydration
  • Bladder Infections
  • Minor Pediatric Illnesses
  • Skin Infections
  • Lacerations (cuts), Abrasions (scrapes) and Minor Burns
  • Insect Stings and Bites
  • Simple Fractures (broken bones) – X-ray Facilities are Available on Site
  • Abscess Care, including drainage


If you go to an urgent care center and the provider there believes you need additional care beyond what the center can provide, he or she will direct you to the emergency department.


Pediatric Care

When your child needs immediate medical care, we're ready to step in. Our emergency departments include pediatric specialists who provide care specially tailored to the needs of children. For minor illnesses and injuries, we offer pediatric urgent care services at 28 ExpressCare locations throughout the region as well as at three pediatric-specific Children's Urgent Care Pediatric Specialists locations. Whether your child needs emergency treatment or just urgent care, our teams are there to treat each child with their unique needs in mind and get them feeling better fast.

Emergency Chest Pain Center

The Emergency Chest Pain Center at Sinai Hospital is a cornerstone of the LifeBridge Health Cardiovascular Institute, one of the most advanced cardiac care facilities in the region.

Stroke Centers

LifeBridge Health is recognized for outstanding performance in treatment of stroke and offers three comprehensive stroke centers.

Emergency Department Care Navigators

Our Emergency Department Care Navigators provide short term case management options for patients to help reduce readmissions.

Ambulatory Care Management

Ambulatory Care Management teams are available to help high risk community members receive effective, efficient and appropriate care.