Our Emergency Department is experiencing exceptionally long wait times and is very busy at this time. Please do not come to the Emergency Department for a COVID-19 test, including if you test positive using an at-home test. You can also call our primary care clinics for same and next-day appointments for non-life-threatening issues.

The Emergency Department (ED) at Boston Medical Center

The Emergency Department (ED) at Boston Medical Center is a state-of-the-art facility with 24-hour coverage by highly skilled physicians who provide comprehensive emergency medical care. Located in the heart of Boston’s historic South End, we offer a full complement of surgical and subspecialty consult services.

Boston Medical Center is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Our Emergency Department serves more than 130,000 patients each year and is a national model of excellence in emergency medicine.

Our team consists of experienced emergency medicine attending physicians, emergency nurses, mental health specialists, social workers and emergency medicine residents.

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Acute Care and Trauma Surgery

The BMC Trauma Center has a reputation as one of the country's finest centers. Verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I adult trauma center, BMC provides the highest level of care to patients with serious, life-threatening injuries.

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Residency and Fellowship Information

We offer an Emergency Medicine Residency Program. As an independent academic department at Boston University School of Medicine, our EM program has become a respected leader among clinical departments.