Emergency Room (ER)

Access to the Main Emergency Room Entrance is on Rawson Avenue. 

Fully equipped for life's emergencies

The Anna Jaques Hospital Gerrish Family Foundation Emergency Department offers some of the most advanced emergency services available in a community hospital setting. From “Fast Track” care to Level III Trauma service to MedFlight helicopter service to Boston, our team cares for some 33,000 people annually --24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Urgent Care Centers and freestanding Emergency Rooms can't offer the comprehensive care of a full service Emergency Department of Anna Jaques where we treat people of all ages with minor and major illnesses and injuries -- and specially trained doctors and nurses available when you need them most. 

Experience and expertise for every member of the family.

Our Gerrish Family Foundation Emergency Department is staffed by highly skilled, expert physicians and midlevel providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants). Our nurses are specifically trained in emergency medicine, and all of our full-time emergency physicians are board certified in emergency medicine. This is an exceptional qualification that only a few community hospitals can claim. It means that each of our emergency physicians has individually undergone rigorous training to gain board certification specifically in emergency medicine.

Read more about our high quality care and patient satisfaction in the Gerrish Family Foundation Emergency Department here.

Gerrish Family Fast Track Service

Designed to reduce wait times in the Gerrish Family Foundation Emergency Department, Fast Track sees patients with minor illnesses or injuries that require treatment, but not extensive evaluations, in a shorter period of time. Our goal is to have all Fast Track patients seen, treated, and released in two hours or less.

Named for a generous gift by the Gerrish Family, the Gerrish Family Foundation Fast Track officially opened in fall 2008. The long-awaited improvement to the Emergency Department added 2500 square feet of Fast Track space with four treatment rooms, a nurse's station, a mid-level practitioner's office, and waiting room, all well integrated into the main ED.

The Gerrish Family Fast Track Service is open seven days a week, 10:00am to 10:00pm.

Some of the minor conditions treated in the Gerrish Family Foundation Fast Track area include:

  • Fractures or broken bones
  • Cuts or lacerations
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sprains
  • ... and more.


Anna Jaques Hospital

25 Highland Avenue
Newburyport, MA