[Updated 4/22/2021]

Currently, one visitor is also allowed to accompany a patient for care in the Emergency Department. Hospital-issued masks are required.
También se permite un visitante acompañando a un paciente bajo atención en el Departamento de Emergencias. Se requiere el uso de mascarillas proporcionadas por el hospital.
Visiting guidelines are changing frequently. For the most current general/overall hospital visitation hours and policies, please see our Visiting the Hospital page.
Las pautas de visita cambian con frecuencia. Para conocer las políticas y los horarios de visita al hospital generales / generales más recientes, consulte nuestra página Visitando el hospital.
Thank you!

If you are having an emergency and cannot get to a hospital on your own or with someone’s help, dial 911.


Emergency Department

Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We staff the ED with responsive, compassionate medical professionals whose goal is to make sure you have the best possible outcome, and we treat all emergency patients regardless of their ability to pay. Last year the ED had just below 34,000 visits.

Clinical Staff

Cooley Dickinson’s ED doctors are specialty trained and board-certified in emergency medicine, having earned advanced specialized training. ED doctors provide individualized care, and coordinate care with a patient’s primary care doctor when appropriate. Additional staff members include nurse practitioners, physician assistants and emergency-care nurses certified in trauma care, advanced cardiac response and pediatric life support. Support teams include technicians, administrative support and patient observers who also assist in providing timely, compassionate care.

Experts on Call

Cooley Dickinson’s Emergency Department has access to specialists who can be mobilized in minutes to respond to life-threatening conditions, including:

Cooley Dickinson is certified by the Department of Public Health as a primary stroke center.

COVID-19 Vaccination Begins at Cooley Dickinson

Don’t Delay Your Care

Stroke: Every Second Counts

Stroke response time is critical. In this short video, Diane Stephan, RN manager of the Emergency Department talks about signs and symptoms of stroke, emergency response, and ways to prevent stroke. She also talks about our TeleStroke program that allows emergency physicians at Cooley Dickinson to consult with leading neurologists at Mass General Hospital in real time. Diane leads a monthly stroke support group for people who have had a stroke and their caregivers.