High Volume in the Emergency Department
Hospitals are increasingly busy caring for people with serious illnesses, injuries, and other life-threatening conditions. The sickest people are always seen first, so wait times for patients with low-acuity conditions will be longer.
We know waiting is hard, especially when you or your loved one are not feeling well. Please be patient with our team. We're working as hard as we can to provide exceptional care to every patient.
Please help us by using our Emergency Department only for emergencies. This conserves valuable resources for our community's sickest patients.
Our urgent care centers are ready to care for injuries and illnesses including fractures, lacerations, fevers, infections, rashes, dehydration, and more.
These walk-in clinics can treat patients with less critical symptoms much faster than the ED.
Know Your Options
For life-threatening conditions including heart attack, stroke, or serious traumatic injury, seek care in the Emergency Department or dial 9-1-1.
If you require medical care for issues that are not life-threatening, seek care with your primary care practice or an urgent care clinic.
For behavioral health concerns including postpartum depression and substance use disorders, seek care at The Grayken Center at 797 Main Street, in Weymouth.
Our Care Team
Area hospitals, including South Shore Hospital, face dual staffing challenges of building a large enough team amid nursing shortages and keeping them healthy to work.
Our colleagues remain steadfast in their commitment to care for our community.
Our number one priority is to care for our community. Thank you for your patience, cooperation, and understanding during these challenging times.
South Shore Hospital Emergency Department
South Shore Health's Emergency Department includes an OB-ED, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the only Level II Trauma Center south of Boston.
Go to the Emergency Department with life-threatening injuries and illnesses including chest pain and shortness of breath, head and eye injuries, numbness or weakness on one side, changes in mental state or slurred speech, and serious traumatic injuries.