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Medical Emergencies

For a medical emergency, call 911.

When you need emergency services, you need the right care at the right time from the right team.

Our emergency centers give you access to board-certified ER physicians and specialists, specially trained nurses and staff, sophisticated testing labs and the latest technology. And, if the situation requires hospitalization, we can make a seamless transition to continue your care.

When to Come to the ER

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, come to the emergency center:

  • Chest pain and symptoms of heart attack
  • Signs of stroke
  • Severe breathing problems
  • Bleeding injuries
  • Major injuries, especially head injuries
  • Serious burns
  • Broken bones
  • Poisoning (Poison Control Hotline: 800-222-1222)
  • Major allergic reactions
  • Thoughts of suicide

Urgent Care

Urgent care is often your best choice for minor illnesses and injuries, especially when they occur outside of normal business hours. Explore urgent care options at Cape Cod Healthcare.

Expanding Our Emergency Centers

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Ninety percent of our ER patients are in a room within 25 minutes or less; on rare occasions, the wait may be longer. But, because visits to our emergency centers are growing every year—and because we’re committed to top-quality care—we’re substantially expanding and upgrading both of our emergency centers at Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital.

Fast Track Service

Both emergency centers will include a Fast Track unit designed for patients with noncritical emergencies. Patients will receive focused, efficient care in a separate, comfortable setting, allowing them to spend less time overall in the emergency center.

Get the facts and see the plans for our emergency center expansion projects.

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