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 nurses, who are trained and credentialed in adult and pediatric emergency care. 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 five campuses

(Atlanta, Cherokee, Duluth, Forsyth, and Gwinnett)

Each location offers private patient triage areas and comfortable treatment rooms. Patients benefit from little to no waiting room wait times, with most patients seeing an emergency provider within 30 minutes of arrival.

Northside Hospital Atlanta

  • Certified Chest Pain Center with PCI
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Pneumonia Center of Excellence
  • GWTG™-Heart Failure (Gold Plus)
  • GWTG-Stroke (Gold Plus)

Northside Hospital Forsyth

  • Certified Chest Pain Center with PCI
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Pneumonia Center of Excellence
  • Advanced Certification in Heart Failure
  • GWTG-Heart Failure (Gold Plus)
  • GWTG-Stroke (Gold Plus) 

Northside Hospital Cherokee

  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Pneumonia Center of Excellence
  • GWTG-Heart Failure (Gold Plus)
  • GWTG-Stroke (Silver Plus)

Northside Hospital Gwinnett

  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI (Gold)
  • Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving (Gold Plus)
  • Get with the Guidelines Stroke (Gold Plus)
  • Target Stroke Honor Roll (Elite Plus)
  • Beacon Award in Critical Care Excellence

Northside Hospital Duluth

  • Beacon Award in Critical Care Excellence
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI (Gold)
  • Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving (Gold Plus)
  • Get with the Guidelines Stroke (Gold Plus)
  • Target Stroke Honor Roll (Elite Plus)

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.

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.
  • 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.

Why Northside

Our Focus Is on Transforming the Health of Georgia

We bring the latest diagnostics and treatments, including breakthroughs in academic medical research, right into the heart of Georgia's communities.

  • Clinical excellence with a patient-first approach
  • Life-changing health care discovery and innovation
  • Building strong, healthy communities
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Map of Emergency Services

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Northside Hospital Atlanta
1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-851-8000 Get Directions Hospital Mon-Sun:
Northside Hospital Cherokee
450 Northside Cherokee Boulevard
Canton, GA 30115
770-224-1000 Get Directions Hospital Mon-Sun:
Northside Hospital Duluth
3620 Howell Ferry Road
Duluth, GA 30096
678-312-6800 Get Directions Hospital Mon-Sun:
Northside Hospital Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
770-844-3200 Get Directions Hospital Mon-Sun:
Northside Hospital Gwinnett
1000 Medical Center Boulevard
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
678-312-1000 Get Directions Hospital Mon-Sun: