Emergency Care



As a state-designated Level III Trauma Center, Meritus Medical Center offers around-the-clock access to trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, thoracic surgeons and orthopedic surgeons, as well as a specialized trauma team. 

Staffed with board certified emergency medicine physicians, nurses, physician assistants, laboratory technicians, x-ray technicians and respiratory therapists, our emergency department team offers expert care, with an emphasis on maintaining patient comfort, dignity and confidentiality. Designated areas for patients with serious medical conditions, heart attack symptoms, behavioral health concerns and minor injuries improve the efficiency of care.

Emergency Care

Frequently Asked Questions

If it's a life-threatening injury or illness, go straight to the emergency room (which is sometimes best accomplished by calling 911). But what about non-life threatening illnesses like a sprained ankle, minor fracture, earache, sore throat, or fever? What if you have a minor injury or illness but no primary care physician?

An urgent care center may be a great choice for you. Staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, urgent care centers are a great alternative when most other doctor’s offices have already closed. Plus, an urgent care center may be closer to your home.

The emergency room is generally used for life-threatening situations such as:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Severe burns
  • Serious head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Life-threatening allergic allergies
  • Difficulty breathing

Conditions better treated at an urgent care center include:

  • Minor aches and sprains
  • Cold and flu
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Ear infection
  • Allergic reactions
  • Pink eye
  • Rashes
  • Insect bites and stings

Estimated Total Stays

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Emergency Room

Meritus Medical Center Emergency Room

Total Stay: min*

Open 24 hours

11116 Medical Campus Rd, Hagerstown, Md 21742

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Urgent Care

Meritus Urgent Care

Total Stay: min*

Open 7 AM - 7 PM

13620 Crayton Blvd,
Hagerstown, MD 21742

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Meritus After Hours Pediatrics

Meritus After Hours Pediatrics

Total Stay: min*

6 PM - 11 PM
1 PM - 8 PM

186 Eastern Blvd N,
Hagerstown, MD 21740

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* The Total Stay is the total length of your visit from when you check-in until you are checked-out or discharged to go home.

Total stays will vary based on individual circumstances. All times are estimates.

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