Emergency Department

In case of a life-threatening emergency

  • Call 911, or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room for immediate medical attention.
  • Notify your family doctor (primary care provider, or PCP) as soon as possible.

If you suspect a poisoning

For conditions that are not life-threatening

  • Please call your doctor's office. If you need the number, see our Phone Directory. Nurses in your doctor's office can determine the medical urgency of your condition, offer home care advice, or schedule an appointment.
  • During evening and weekend hours, call the main number at your location to speak with an on-call physician.

Our Geriatric Emergency Department

The Geriatric Emergency Department at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) has earned Level 1 accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians. This makes DHMC the only rural academic medical center in the United States to earn Level 1 accreditation.