24 hours a day, 7 days a week

133 Fairfield Street
St. Albans, VT 05478



Welcome to Emergency Department

When a medical emergency strikes you or a loved one, we are standing by, ready to help. Our Emergency Department stays open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re proud that the average wait to see a provider is less than 30 minutes, considering we treat more than 28,000 patients a year.

Patient information

If you have medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1. Please understand, we are not able to diagnose or give medical advice over the telephone.  If you have questions about a medical condition, please see your physician or come to the Emergency Department. If you have specific questions about your Emergency Department visit, please call 524-1037. If you need assistance finding a physician or would like information regarding the Northwestern Urgent Care offices in Georgia or St. Albans, please call our Community Relations office at 524-1280.

Key services

  • Chest pain
  • Head injury
  • Heart attack
  • Intense pain
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Major burns
  • Major trauma
  • One-sided numbness
  • One-sided weakness
  • Open fractures
  • Poisoning
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe bleeding
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stroke
  • Suspected overdose


Northwestern Medical Center is partnering with the Vermont Department of Health, local law enforcement agencies, and emergency medical services to train the public about what to do in the event of an emergency. The campaign is called SurviVermont, a three-tiered approach that includes three programs:

  • See Something, Say Something
  • Run, Hide, Fight
  • Stop the Bleed

The techniques that are taught do not require extensive training, are easy to learn, and can be life-saving. NMC and the partner organizations are holding training sessions around the community in an effort spread these skills and knowledge so that no one feels powerless in the event of an emergency. 

If you would like to learn more about SurviVermont, or find a training near you, contact [email protected]

Right Care. Right Place.

Not sure if you are having an emergency? Want to learn about your care options? Let us help you find the Right Care in the Right Place. We believe this can help save you both time and money, and lead to a healthier community.