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Urgent Care
Current wait times at our Emergency Departments are estimated based on the time of arrival to admittance into an exam room.
If you are in a life-threatening or emergency medical situation, go to your nearest Emergency Room as soon as possible or call 911. Not sure if you need to go to the ER? See when to go to Urgent Care vs the ER.

St. Luke’s Emergency Department

St. Luke’s Hospital provides our community round-the-clock emergency care through our newly expanded emergency department in New Bedford, MA. Our ED sees more than 90,000 visits annually, and is relied on for 24/7 ED care across the South Coast. Special Features include:

  • 60 private exam rooms with space for family
  • Rapid Assessment Zone for high quality, efficient assessment and treatment of minor medical emergencies
  • Secure unit for patients with behavioral health needs
  • Dedicated Pediatric emergency department run by Boston Children’s Hospital physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital Physicians at St. Luke’s ED

Our team of Boston Children’s physicians offers round-the-clock, on-site pediatric inpatient care and is working with local emergency medicine providers in a customized pediatric area in the emergency department at St. Luke’s Hospital.

As always, excellent emergency care for children is also available at Tobey Hospital in Wareham and Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. The emergency physicians at these locations can consult remotely with the Boston Children’s physicians at any time. If a child arriving at Tobey or Charlton Memorial needs to be hospitalized, he or she may be transferred to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.

Boston Children’s physicians at St. Luke’s Hospital are not only able to provide on-site care — they can consult with other Boston Children’s physicians and specialists. For example, a child’s radiology images and other medical documents can be sent electronically to Boston in the event that they need to be transferred to Boston. We can also bring Boston Children’s ICU team ‘into the room’ to help manage the care of a critically ill child in the Emergency Department at St. Luke’s with the help of a video robot.

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