Duke University Hospital: Emergency Room
Duke University Hospital: Emergency Room
919-684-2413 Emergency Department
919-684-8111 Duke University Hospital Main

Duke University Hospital: Emergency Room

Type:Emergency Room

Our team of registered nurses, board-certified emergency medicine doctors, emergency medicine nurse practitioners, physician assistants and technicians are trained to provide all aspects of emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Emergency Department   919-684-2413
Duke University Hospital Main   919-684-8111

Clinic Hours

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710
Emergency Department 919-684-2413
Duke University Hospital Main 919-684-8111

Services

As a Level 1 trauma center, our medical teams care for children and adults with complex traumatic injuries including falls, motor vehicle accidents and gunshot wounds. As a regional referral center, sick and injured people with extensive medical needs are transported here through Duke LifeFlight and other emergency transport services, from an accident scene, or after assessment at their community hospital.

Wait Times

Wait times are a concern in any emergency department.  How quickly one is seen is dependent on many factors. During peak emergency times, an emergency department provider is stationed at the emergency room registration area to perform a medical screening exam and initiate care upon patients’ arrival.

Read more: 9 facts about emergency care

Additional Emergency Department Areas

  • Our child-friendly pediatric area is staffed by an expert team of pediatric emergency medicine specialists and nurses.
  • The clinical evaluation/observation unit is for people who need medical observation but do not require inpatient admission.
  • The fast track /SPEED area treats people with minor illnesses or injuries.
  • The psychiatric area is for people with mental illness-related emergencies.

Heart and Stroke Care

  • As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, we are trained in the latest procedures and technology, and offer the highest level of specialized stroke care from the second you arrive in the emergency room.
  • Our efforts to improve cardiac care include an emergency response protocol for heart attack that ensures patients receive life-saving treatment as quickly as possible.

Urgent Care

If you need medical attention that is not life-threatening, please visit one of our conveniently located urgent care clinics or you can reserve your spot online. 

Read more: Should you go to urgent care? 

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Treatments

  • Emergency care

Accepted Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks. Please call your insurance company to confirm your access to health care services at Duke Health locations and what (if any) co-payments, co-insurances and deductibles will be your responsibility. Duke University Hospital provides medical screening exams and stabilizing treatment for patients with emergency medical conditions regardless of ability to pay.

Our Doctors

Emergency Medicine Specialist
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Pediatric Hospital Medicine Specialist
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Emergency Medicine Specialist
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Specialist

About Us

The Duke University Hospital emergency department provides immediate care to more than 80,000 sick or injured people each year. We treat people of all ages, from the tiniest newborns to the elderly, who come to the emergency room for serious medical concerns that need immediate medical attention.

Preparing For Your Visit

Getting Here

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710

Parking

Please use our drop off area at the emergency department’s front entrance. Free valet is offered as a courtesy during your emergency department visit only. Parking is also available in the Duke University Hospital parking garage on Erwin Road. Cost: $2 per hour or a maximum $8 per day.