A medical emergency can happen at any time, to anyone. That's why Luminis Health provides exceptional emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you're experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911. Do not drive yourself.
When to Go to the ER
If you think you may be having a medical emergency, don't hesitate to come to the Emergency Room (ER). By seeking treatment for medical emergencies as early as possible, you'll have the best possible outcome.
Come to the ER if you're experiencing:
- Chest pain or difficulty breathing.
- Weakness or numbness on one side.
- Slurred speech.
- Fainting or a change in mental state.
- Severe headache (the “worst headache of your life").
- Serious burns.
- Severe abdominal pain.
- Head or eye injury.
- Broken bones or dislocated joints.
- Unexplained or persistent high fever.
- Severe cuts that may need stitches.
- Thoughts of suicide or hurting someone else.
- Vaginal bleeding or abdominal pain with pregnancy.
What to Expect During Your ER Visit
We'll start by asking you some basics: name, birth date, medical history and the reason for your visit.
We use a process called triage to carefully prioritize patients. A triage nurse takes your vital signs and asks about your symptoms to determine the urgency of your condition. Those with life-threatening conditions are seen first.
You may need to wait to see the doctor. It's possible that someone who arrives after you will be seen first if they have a more time-sensitive ailment. In the meantime, we'll do everything we can to make you comfortable and relieve any pain you're experiencing.
Our team evaluates you. This may include ordering blood tests and x-rays to learn more. We appreciate your patience while we wait for these test results.
Your health care team creates a treatment plan. You may be able to leave soon after, or you may need to be admitted to the hospital for observation or more care.
If you don't have health insurance, don't let that stop you from getting emergency care. We see all patients, regardless of whether you have health insurance. If you are a self-pay patient, we can connect you to government programs that may help with your health care costs. Our billing department can also work with you on payment plans.
Hospital Pavilion South
2001 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
Our emergency services include:
- A Certified Intervention Center (CIC) for emergency heart attack care. You can expect efficient, life-saving treatment — more than 95% of people who come to us because of a heart attack receive care within 90 minutes of calling 911.
- Treatment for STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction). This is the most severe and dangerous form of heart attack, in which the blood flow in a coronary artery is completely blocked.
- A nationally recognized stroke care team. We're recognized by the Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association for quick care and high recovery rates.
- A pediatric emergency room designed with kids in mind. It's staffed by board-certified pediatric specialists. We also have a nurse navigator, child life specialists and state-of-the-art diagnostic services.
8118 Good Luck Road
Lanham, MD 20706
Our emergency services include:
- Access to patient-centered, high-quality care. Our top-tier emergency medical physicians, specially trained nurses and other health care professionals provide the best care for you.
- Access to extensive diagnostic testing labs and technology.
- Specialized pediatric care. Physicians from Children's National provide pediatric emergency care seven days a week from 1-11 pm.
- Specialized geriatric care. A specialized geriatric social worker helps you navigate care at our hospitals and transitions home. We offer a geriatric-friendly environment with large signs and free magnifiers to make reading forms easier.
Virtual Urgent Care Is Available
Need care for a minor medical concern today? Now you can connect with a Luminis Health medical provider on your mobile device from anywhere in the state, even the comfort of your home, with Luminis Health CareConnectNow.
We offer trusted, easy-access medical care for things like:
- COVID screenings.
- Cough, cold or sore throat.
- Fever or flu.
- Seasonal allergies.
- Eye problems, like pink eye.
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- Headaches or migraines.
- Sinus problems.
- Acid reflux.
- Skin rashes and infections.
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
CareConnectNow is available for ages 13 and up on weekdays from 8 am–9 pm and weekends from 9 am–4 pm. You must be in Maryland at the time of service.
Call us on your smartphone at 443-951-4270 to schedule your virtual visit.