If you have a life-threatening emergency, dial 911.

NOTICE: Due to an increased demand in emergency services, wait times may be longer than usual. We appreciate your patience. Learn about getting the right care at the right place.

Routine COVID-19 testing for people without COVID symptoms is NOT available in our Emergency Department. If you need a COVID-19 test, please visit a COVID-19 testing site or use an at-home test.

Review our Emergency Department Visitor Policy.

Tour Our Emergency Department

The Joseph C. Corkery Emergency Center at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center offers advanced emergency care in a facility built specifically to meet the needs of our community. Our services are geared to adult patients, and we offer limited pediatric emergency and obstetrical emergency care.

Our team includes full-time, board-certified emergency physicians and nurses with extensive training in emergency medicine. As the only Level I trauma center north of Boston, we are uniquely qualified to provide time-sensitive, critical care for hundreds of thousands of people in our region.

Our new expanded facility is the result of extensive research and planning. It features:

  • 36 private rooms with space for family members to stay with patients
  • An advanced imaging suite for CT scans and X-rays
  • Comfortable waiting areas
  • Enhanced infection and decontamination areas
  • Four trauma bays with passageways between the rooms to allow doctors easy access to multiple patients at a time
  • Free, convenient parking
  • Three private exam rooms for patients in need of behavioral health services

Fast Track Triage

If your illness or injury is not life-threatening, our fast track triage area provides you with improved access to care and less time spent in the waiting room. Our triage nurses can order X-rays, tests and lab work so the results are ready when you see the doctor. We’ve streamlined our processes to be more efficient and allow us to concentrate on your health needs.

Comprehensive Coordinated Care

We use the Epic Electronic Health Record system so our specialists can access your medical history easily to see test results, physician notes and other details that can help in your diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care.

If your illness or injury requires additional care, we help you schedule the appointments and tests you need. Our team includes social workers, therapists and home health aides whose main goal is your improved health.

Emergency Medicine Residency

We’re training tomorrow’s leaders in emergency medicine, and we take that responsibility seriously as we deliver the best possible care to our patients.

We are proud to be a teaching hospital where residents from the Boston University Emergency Medicine Program complete rotations during their second and fourth years of study. This means our team is well-versed in the latest, most innovative diagnosis and treatment options.

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