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Hammonton Satellite Emergency Department

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AtlantiCare’s Satellite Emergency Department (SED) in Hammonton offers high-quality, basic emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The SED is staffed by board-certified emergency physicians, specialty-trained emergency nurses and other healthcare professionals.

We are located in the AtlantiCare Health Park at 219 N. White Horse Pike in Hammonton, NJ. To reach the Hammonton SED, please call 609-704-3360. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1.

What is a Satellite Emergency Department?

  • A Satellite Emergency Department is distinct from a traditional Emergency Department in that does not have inpatient beds or specialty consultant physicians on location.
  • A satellite emergency department has nearly all the same capabilities of any full service Emergency Department with all the necessary personnel and equipment.
  • A satellite emergency department must be part of a hospital system with a nearby acute care hospital. AtlantiCare’s Hammonton SED is part of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, which has locations in the Pomona section of Galloway Township and Atlantic City.

Who provides medical care at the Hammonton SED?

The Hammonton SED is staffed by Board certified emergency physicians from AtlantiCare, specially trained emergency nurses and other healthcare professionals.

What are the hours of operation?

AtlantiCare’s Satellite Emergency Department in Hammonton is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

How can patients get care at the Hammonton SED?

Patients can walk in to the SED, or be transported by ambulance or other emergency vehicles.

What will happen if the SED physician determines that hospitalization is required?

First responders follow state guidelines for taking patients with traumatic injuries, those having strokes, heart attacks and women who or are more than twenty weeks pregnant directly to the nearest full-service hospital that meets those needs.

Should the staff at the Hammonton SED determine that a patient requires hospitalization, they will begin treatment with the goal of stabilizing the patient. The staff will then arrange transport and admission to an inpatient bed at an acute care hospital.

How is the Satellite Emergency Department different from the Urgent Care Centers?

The Hammonton SED is different from Urgent Care Centers in several ways, including:

  • The Hammonton Satellite Emergency Hammonton is open 24 hours a day, every day. Urgent Care centers are closed at night, and may be closed on weekends and holidays.
  • Similar to every emergency room in the United States, the satellite emergency department treats all patients with emergent health needs regardless of ability to pay.
  • Urgent care treats non-life threatening illnesses and minor injuries. The SED can treat any illness or injury including life threatening conditions.
  • Ambulances are welcome at the SED. Urgent care centers cannot accept ambulance patients.

What services are provided at the Hammonton SED?

As with any Emergency Department, the SED’s experienced team provides care for patients needing immediate and specialized medical attention.

  • Treatment for adults and pediatric patients
  • Basic laboratory services
  • Radiology services

What injuries/illness can be treated at the Hammonton SED?

  • General medical conditions, including:
    • Fever
    • Sore throat
    • Flu
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Earaches
    • Cough
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Abdominal pain
    • Headaches
    • Diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • Painful conditions
  • Cuts, bruises and wound care including stitches or glue.
  • Asthma or COPD exacerbations
  • Injuries, including:
    • Sprains
    • Broken bones
    • Burns
    • Head injuries
    • Car accidents
    • Falls
    • All work or sports related injuries
  • Rashes, including
    • Allergic reactions
    • Stings or bites

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1.

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