Emergency Medicine

What is an emergency?
  • A sudden, unexpected, acute medical condition or the worsening of a condition that poses a threat to life, limb or sight and requires immediate treatment.
  • WRNMMC Emergency Medicine serves patients with serious injuries or illnesses. Patients needing urgent or emergency care are seen immediately.

What should I do in an emergency?

Call 911 or immediately go to the nearest emergency department if:
  • you believe that an illness or injury is life threatening, or
  • if you experience any of the symptoms below:

Emergency symptoms:
  • Bleeding that won’t stop.
  • Vomiting or coughing blood, or passing black stools.
  • Severe pain in the chest, upper abdomen or down the arm.
  • Heart stops beating or pulse is very faint.
  • Difficult breathing or the presence of blue lips, face or nail beds.
  • Severe headache such as with nausea, vomiting, fever or dizziness.
  • Injuries from trauma such as from a fall or auto accident.
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings.
  • Extensive burns, especially where skin is white or charred.
  • Eye injuries such as from acids or other strong solutions.
  • Seizures or convulsion that does not stop.
  • Insect stings when the patient is known to have allergic reactions.
  • Suspected poisoning.
  • Numbness or paralysis on a part of the body.
  • Fever of 103 degrees F or higher.
  • Consciousness is altered or affected.

If you use a civilian emergency room:
  • Notify your Managed Care Support Contractor within 24 hours, AND,
  • Notify your Primary Care Manager at 1-(301) 295-CARE (2273).

Our commitment to you

When you or someone you love has an emergency, we are here for you.

We know that little things can mean a lot. We are not only skilled emergency professionals, but understanding and compassionate people. We go out of our way to make you feel respected and comfortable during your emergency visit.

We have made improvements with your privacy in mind and to efficiently serve more patients. Private patient rooms have been added as well as rooms to care for the unique needs of pediatric, OB/GYN and behavioral health patients. A two-bay holding area was created for patients who are waiting to be admitted or who require further observation before discharge.


Building 9A Floor 1

Main: (301) 295-4810
DSN: 295-4810

Hours of Operation
24 hours, 7 days per week