Emergency Services

Northside’s Emergency Services Departments provide high-quality and compassionate care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Some hospitals rotate staff with various specialists to work in the ER. Northside’s is staffed with doctors who are board-certified emergency physicians and PALS (pediatric advanced life support) certified nurses. Our emergency services team is committed to providing you the highest level of care in a safe and comfortable environment. Using the latest monitoring and imaging equipment, we provide stabilization and treatment of all conditions including PCI intervention for patients experiencing heart attacks.

Emergency Services are located at all three campuses (Atlanta, Cherokee and Forsyth). Each location offers private patient triage areas, comfortable treatment rooms and a clinical decision unit (CDU) for outpatient observation. Patients benefit from little to no waiting room wait times, typically seeing a physician within 20 minutes. 

Northside Hospital-Atlanta

  • Certified Chest Pain Center with PCI
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Pneumonia Center of Excellence

Northside Hospital-Cherokee

  • Certified Chest Pain Center with PCI
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Pneumonia Center of Excellence

Northside Hospital-Forsyth

  • Certified Chest Pain Center with PCI
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Pneumonia Center of Excellence
  • Advanced Certification in Heart Failure
 

Many of our emergency service patients are treated and discharged, often in less than two hours. Your ER doctor may tell you to 'follow-up' with your regular doctor or you may need to be admitted to the hospital or surgery. Our friendly, compassionate staff communicates with your friends and family, as available on your progress, diagnosis and treatment.

HEALTH-EXPRESS/FAST TRACK

With this service, patients with less severe injuries (once triaged) are seen by a registered nurse, physician assistant or nurse practitioner, making the visit easier and faster.  

Urgent Care Services

If you have a minor emergency or are in need of specialty care, one of Northside's Urgent Cares could make a trip to the hospital unnecessary.  Experienced and board-certified emergency room physicians, many of the ones you see in the ERs at our hospitals, work alongside family practitioners to treat patients with less severe injuries – from sore throats and ear infections to burns, minor sprains and broken bones. Walk-ins are welcome.

Cumming
5610 Bethelview Road
Cumming, GA 30040
(770) 205-2804

Open Mon-Sat, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Dawson
81 Northside Dawson Dr.
Dawsonville, GA 30534
(706) 216-6000

Open Mon-Sat, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
   
Holly Springs
684 Sixes Road, Suite 125
Holly Springs, GA 30115
(678) 426-5450

Open 7 days a week
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
East Cobb
1121 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30068
(770) 509-1025

Open Mon-Sat, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Thinking Ahead Before an Emergency Happens  

Understanding your options and having a plan of action before an emergency occurs is instrumental in reducing the amount of time it takes to get help.

  • Set your route.
    How accessible is the hospital to major highways or roads?  Figure out multiple driving routes based on time of day, traffic congestion and possible roadwork, and plan ahead.  Don’t wait for an emergency to happen first.
  • Bring a complete list of home medications.
    This list should include over the counter drugs, medication allergies and the names of your doctors can be helpful for our staff to have. Keep up-to-date medical information cards handy for each family member and bring them with you to the hospital. Download a family history card here.
  • What about insurance?
    Call your health insurance company to find out which hospital emergency rooms are covered under your plan. Alert your insurance company when you are making a trip to an emergency room. Northside Hospital contracts with major insurance providers.  

Northside Hospital

Northside Hospital – Atlanta
1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 851-8000


Northside Hospital – Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: (770) 844-3200


Northside Hospital – Cherokee
201 Hospital Road
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: (770) 720-5100



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