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ER Wait Time in Boston Hospitals

These are the average wait times Boston hospital ER's from fastest to slowest. Actual wait times will depend on many factors.

Hospital - Share Your ExperienceCity
Total Wait Times
Boston Medical Center Corporation
Boston 1h 53m
Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infirmary
Boston 2h 8m
Carney Hospital
Boston 2h 22m
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston 2h 39m
Brigham And Women's Faulkner Hospital
Boston 3h 1m
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston 3h 1m
Tufts Medical Center
Boston 3h 26m
Brigham And Women's Hospital
Boston 4h 45m
New England Baptist Hospital
Boston N/A
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston N/A
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston N/A

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These are the average time from entering the ER to being admitted to the hospital by a doctor. In a busy ER, patients will be seen by a triage nurse first. Then the wait time will vary by severity, and how busy the ER is at the time of day. Patients with less serious problems could have substantially longer waits.

There is a 172 minute wait difference between the fastest Boston emergency room and the slowest.

Stories



Feb 17, 2024, 1:09 AM
: "I currently have been waiting SEVEN hours at Advocate Christ Hospital " - April

Feb 16, 2024, 7:17 PM
: "At 4 hours and counting right now at Lowell General. Staff won’t give estimates on how much longer either. " - Chris

Feb 14, 2024, 4:20 PM
: "I sat a long while just to have the doctor say rectum nearly killed em." - Lewis

Feb 10, 2024, 9:57 AM
: "Went to Bethesda North ER. Currently waiting +2 hours went right thru triage and check in. The two hours is me in ER room waiting for pancreatitis help. Same hospital I was taken by squad earlier this week admitted and spent two days " - Shannon

Feb 07, 2024, 8:18 PM
: "5 hours and still waiting " - Cesar

Jan 31, 2024, 1:29 PM
: "I spent 14 hours at the Clovis ER with a bad gallbladder. During that time I did have several tests done but then was sent back out to the waiting room. Finally decided to go home since I was told I would not be operated on because there were no available beds. Took my IV out myself and went home. My pain level was 8/9 but better to be at home resting than sitting in an ER waiting room. Came back three days later to have outpatient surgery but due to complications I had to spend the night. Took hours to get a room. " - Janet

Jan 26, 2024, 3:44 AM
: "So slow I am having cramps wile I am pregnant and they don't seam to care . This is by far the slowest hospitals I have ever been in
"
- Natasha

Jan 22, 2024, 9:22 PM
: "Waited 6 hours with a broken arm and cried the entire time.
Alton Memorial in Alton Illinois. "
- Marsha

Jan 15, 2024, 3:44 PM
: "OVER 24 HOURS at University Of Chicago. My 82yr dad is in a hallway and they will not let anyone back there with him. They keep saying they are waiting for a bed, but he still sitting since Sunday at 3:30pm. Looks like these wait times do not update.

Any suggestions for a site with accurate times?"
- Sheryl

Jan 15, 2024, 12:34 PM
: "Wait time is the same everyday that I been checking this site" - Beth

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