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Emergency

Recognized by the American Heart and American Stroke Associations for lifesaving stroke care, the Emergency Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham is known for its advanced medical technology, child-friendly atmosphere, shorter wait times and a direct link to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. All Emergency Department physicians are board-certified and members of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.



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The Emergency Department (ED) at BID-Needham is equipped with the latest emergency medical technology. The ED has 19 private treatment rooms-including designated pediatric treatment areas and a separate pediatric waiting room-and a double ambulance bay with direct access to a fully equipped trauma room.

The Department also offers:

  • Short wait times and rapid throughput
  • 24/7 telemedicine for neurology consults
  • 24/7 Radiology services, including MRI
  • Rapid transport to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston for patients requiring cardiac catheterization, acute stroke intervention, or other advanced care.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has designated BID-Needham a Certified Stroke Designated Facility. The Hospital has also received the coveted Stroke Gold Plus Performance Award from the American Heart and American Stroke Associations.

For Emergency Services, please call 781-453-5400
The Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Wait Time Explanation

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham Emergency Department wait times are approximate and intended for informational purposes only. If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911.

We update the Emergency Department wait time every five minutes. These times represent the average time it takes for a patient to be placed into a treatment room to be seen by the Emergency Department practitioner on duty.

Patients are evaluated on arrival by a registered nurse and then seen by an emergency medicine provider based on severity. Those determined to require immediate attention will go directly to a room. It is important to remember, we provide care to the most critical cases first.

If an ambulance arrives with a critical patient or there is an emergency situation, the wait time for other patients may be affected. Wait times are always subject to change.

Contact Information

Emergency Department
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
148 Chestnut Street
Needham, MA 02492
781-453-5400