South Shore Hospital Emergency Department

South Shore Hospital Emergency Department is Southeastern Massachusetts's leading provider of emergency care. We are the first and only verified and designated Level II Trauma Center south of Boston, including the Cape and Islands. We are also one of only three hospitals in Massachusetts with a Level II license.

South Shore Hospital is consistently recognized for quality of care including being recognized as a Top General Hospital by the Leapfrog Group. Our hospital has also been recognized as part of the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program which recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing services—a distinction only eight percent of US hospital achieve.

We accept nearly every major health insurance plan, as do the individual members of our medical staff. Because plan names and benefits change frequently, call your insurer to learn the details of your plan's benefits. If you have any questions about your healthcare bills, contact our patient accounts department at 781-624-4120. For questions about pricing, call our Pricing Estimation Line at 781-624-3424.

South Shore Hospital Emergency Department
55 Fogg Road
South Weymouth, MA 02190
United States

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Location Hours

Sun: All day open Open 24 Hours
Mon: All day open Open 24 Hours
Tue: All day open Open 24 Hours
Wed: All day open Open 24 Hours
Thu: All day open Open 24 Hours
Fri: All day open Open 24 Hours
Sat: All day open Open 24 Hours.


South Shore Hospital is easily accessible from Route 3.

Follow Route 3 northbound to exit 38. Travel south on Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Take the first left. Parking garage is at the end of the driveway on the right.

Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 38B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left onto Columbian Street. Take the first left. Parking garage is at the end of the driveway on the right.


The Courtesy Shuttle provides transportation to patients who need a ride to an appointment at South Shore Hospital or to a program or service directly affiliated with South Shore Hospital. The Courtesy Shuttle does not deliver patients to physician offices. For more information, call 781-624-4350.

Valet Parking

Valet parking is available at the McKim Family Main Entrance weekdays from 9 AM-9 PM. Parking lots are available on our campus with ample handicapped parking. See a campus map featuring parking locations below.


Map of the parking locations at South Shore Hospital

Effective May 19, 2022, patients in South Shore Hospital's Emergency Room will be allowed adult (age 18+) visitors during normal visiting hours. Please limit 2 visitors per patient room at a time. Visitors are asked to self-monitor the number of visitors in one room at a time. If more than two visitors arrive, they may rotate using the main waiting area. Please note: all visitors must exit through the Emergency Department after 8 p.m.

Visiting hours, including on our Inpatient, Pediatric, and Maternity Units, are from 11 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week.

In some cases, different hours may apply to parents/guardians - please see the link below for full details.

In the Emergency Department, adult patients are allowed one support person and minor patients are allowed two parents/guardians. 

To ensure the safety & privacy of our ED patients and colleagues, there may be times we ask support people to wait outside the treatment area.

Exceptions to our policies must be approved by a patient’s care team.

The care team will work directly with the patient or the patient’s guardian/support person to determine appropriate exceptions.

Approved exceptions include compassionate care/CMO/end of life, discharge teaching, Goals of Care Meetings, minor children of a patient, minor siblings of the patient, attorneys, guardians, companions, or designated support persons for patients with a disability or special needs.

Visitor guidelines differ for specific patient populations, including Labor & Delivery/Maternity, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Special Care Nursery/NICU, and Pediatrics. Please click the link below for full details.

Learn more about South Shore Health's visitor policy.

Main Dining Room
Our dining room is open 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM M-F, and 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM on weekends and holidays. The dining room offers hot meals, a salad bar, grab-and-go sandwiches, a deli, snacks, and more. 

Donahue Family Café
Our café is open from 6:30 AM-1 AM and is located on the first floor of the hospital as you enter the McKim Family Main Entrance. The café serves specialty hot and iced coffee, homemade baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, and toasted sandwiches.

Gift Shops
The Friends of South Shore Health operates our gift shop—The Friendly Shop. All proceeds are donated to our Health System to benefit patients and their families. Our gift shop offers a wide variety of flowers, clothing, greeting cards, jewelry and other unique gifts. Visit any of our shops or call us for delivery to patients at South Shore Hospital at 781-624-8867.