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Emergency Services

About Emergency Care at Our Hospitals 

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 Departments. If you need a COVID-19 test, please visit a COVID-19 testing site or use an at-home test.

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Advanced training and technology help Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals treat emergency department patients faster than ever. These emergency departments provide the local communities with a dedicated emergency care team that includes board-certified emergency medicine physicians and specialty trained emergency nurses. Patients seeking care at Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals have access to advanced life support, intensive care capabilities, and a wide range of doctors and clinicians specially trained in areas such as pediatrics, cardiology and anesthesia.

Both Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals are Primary Stroke Service Hospitals. This designation means that both hospitals meet the criteria required to provide a high level of stroke care to patients. This means that the hospitals have available diagnostic and therapeutic services from a multidisciplinary team and that team is accessible 24-hours a day, seven days a week to patients presenting with symptoms of acute stroke.

Primary Stroke Service Hospitals also have the resources and ability to administer tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a "clot-busting" drug used for some acute strokes. Generally, patients who present quickly to the Emergency Department may be eligible for this medication. tPA can be administered within a three-hour window from the onset of symptoms. Patients must be carefully screened to ensure they qualify for administration of this medication that can restore blood flow by reopening the blocked artery.

Beverly Hospital's emergency department offers Fast Track, a program that provides a dedicated staff to care for patients with minor injuries and illnesses. The service treats patients with sprains, flu, cuts and other minor injuries with the same care and technology as those patients with life-threatening injuries.

Additionally, physicians from Boston Children's Hospital staff Beverly Hospital's pediatric emergency service. These physicians offer specially trained, advanced care right here on the North Shore.

Learn more about what you can expect when you visit our Emergency Departments, including department procedures and some frequently asked questions.

The Beverly and Addison Gilbert emergency departments get life back to normal life as quickly as possible. Advanced medicine, made easy.

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

Beverly Hospital
85 Herrick Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Addison Gilbert Hospital
298 Washington Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978 283-4001, ext. 201

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