Why Choose MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Emergency Services

When you or a loved one experiences a medical emergency, the MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Emergency Department (ED) is close at hand to provide fast emergent-urgent or non-urgent care. Our physicians and nurses are experts in the rapid assessment, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and illnesses. 

We follow a team care model, with registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and ED technicians working together to comprehensively care for groups of patients. Often, our care team initiates support through communication with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel before a patient arrives. Maintaining contact with incoming ambulances enables us to be fully prepared for patient arrivals. Board certified emergency physicians and pediatricians with support from specially trained physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) staff our ED.We take great pride in providing our patients with the best possible medical care. 

MedStar Montgomery has received the Delmarva Foundation's Excellence Award for Quality for the past five consecutive years, and we are very proud of this distinction. Our comprehensive approach has earned us certification as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. We also received full Heart Failure Accreditation status by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. 

Fast Track

If you have a minor injury that needs attention, our 6-bed Fast Track is available daily between 11 a.m to 11 p.m.,  to provide quick and efficient care. Our goal is to have you in and out of the door within 90 minutes or less.

Typical injuries or illnesses treated in the Fast Track:

  • Simple cuts
  • Earaches
  • Injuries to extremities
  • Minor fractures
  • Minor burns
  • Minor respiratory illnesses, such as sore throats
  • Headaches

Visiting Information

  • Policy toward family and visitors: We believe that your family and loved ones are an important part of your care. Whenever possible, they will be able to stay with you during treatment to provide comfort and helpful information. Limit of 1 visitor per adult and 2 per child . There may be critical times when all visitors are required to leave the emergency care area; however, based on certain patient needs,  the restriction on the number of visitors may not apply.
  • Snacks and food: The cafeteria is located directly above the Emergency Department and vending machines are available within 50 feet if the waiting room.
  • ATMs: There is an ATM located in the Cafeteria, on the second floor.
  • Public transportation: Washington Metro offers bus service to MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. The Y5, Y, Y7, Y8 and Y9 (Georgia Ave. Service Line) all come directly to MedStar Montgomery Medical Center.

Parking

We offer free parking for your convenience adjacent and to the side of the front Emergency Services entrance.