If you are having an emergency and cannot get to a hospital on your own or with someone’s help, dial 911.

Currently, one visitor is also allowed to accompany a patient for care in our Emergency Department. For the most current hospital visitation hours and policies, please see our Visiting the Hospital page. 

También se permite un visitante acompañando a un paciente bajo atención en el Departamento de Emergencias. Para conocer las políticas y los horarios de visita al hospital, consulte nuestra página Visitando el hospital.

Emergency Department

Our Emergency Department is located on the Cooley Dickinson Hospital campus (30 Locust Street, Northampton, MA, 01060). From the traffic light on Route 9, follow the signs to the Emergency Department. You will see a large red “Emergency” sign above the Emergency Department entrance.

We staff the ED with responsive, compassionate medical professionals whose goal is to make sure you have the best possible outcome, and we treat all emergency patients regardless of their ability to pay. Last year the ED had just below 34,000 visits.

Clinical Staff

Cooley Dickinson’s ED doctors are specialty trained and board-certified in emergency medicine, having earned advanced specialized training. ED doctors provide individualized care, and coordinate care with a patient’s primary care doctor when appropriate. Additional staff members include nurse practitioners, physician assistants and emergency-care nurses certified in trauma care, advanced cardiac response and pediatric life support. Support teams include technicians, administrative support and patient observers who also assist in providing timely, compassionate care.

Experts on Call

Cooley Dickinson’s Emergency Department has access to specialists who can be mobilized in minutes to respond to life-threatening conditions, including:

Transforming Emergency Care

Gifts to Cooley Dickinson’s Emergency Department Campaign will support shorter wait times; better designed spaces and increased privacy; faster access to CT scans; enhanced behavioral health, pediatric and geriatric care, and more. Learn more about what your donation will support.

Thank you to our many supporters who have already contributed, including:

To make a gift, call our Development Office at 413-582-2255 or donate online and select “Transforming Emergency Care.”

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Stroke Program

Cooley Dickinson is certified by the Department of Public Health as a primary stroke center.

Every second counts! Learn how to recognize a stroke; identify stroke risk factors & tools for prevention; and get a preview of what happens if you are transported to Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Emergency Department with a suspected stroke.