Peninsula Regional Medical Center's established tradition of providing the best in emergency/trauma care continues daily with the region's most experienced, 220-member emergency/trauma team at the Delmarva Peninsula's most modern emergency care center, the Robert T. Adkins, M.D. Emergency/Trauma Center.

The Robert T. Adkins, M.D. Emergency/Trauma Center accommodates more than 90,000 patient visits per year.  It is tailored to the special needs of critical care and emergency patients.  All treatment spaces are private, allowing for maximum flexibility of care by a full team of clinical specialists who are trained to treat any emergency injury in any room from the least serious to the most severe. It includes a special area for pediatrics that gives children and adolescents calmer and more specialized care for both physical and behavioral health emergencies.

Four spacious and sophisticated trauma rooms have been equipped with the latest in high-tech, emergency medical technology to handle every major traumatic injury that arrives at the Eastern Shore's state-designated, Level III Emergency/Trauma Center. PRMC has two helipads for transport to and from other medical centers.

Our teams have earned an outstanding reputation for reliable and accurate emergency and trauma care when seconds count.

If you believe you are having a health emergency, PLEASE CALL 911. Every second counts during events such as stroke or heart attack.

For conditions that may not be an emergency, but that you would like to be treated urgently, you may also consider an urgent care center or walk-in clinic. Your Doc's In South Salisbury (1135 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury) is a partner with PRMC and offers lab and x-ray services on site. It is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

Signs of an Emergency

Visit an Emergency Department or call 911 if you have:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Passing out, fainting
  • Pain in the arm or jaw
  • Unusual or bad headache, especially if it started suddenly
  • Suddenly not able to speak, see, walk, or move
  • Suddenly weak or drooping on one side of the body
  • Dizziness or weakness that does not go away
  • Inhaled smoke or poisonous fumes
  • Sudden confusion
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Possible broken bone, loss of movement, especially if the bone is pushing through the skin
  • Deep wound
  • Serious burn
  • Coughing or throwing up blood
  • Severe pain anywhere on the body
  • Severe allergic reaction with trouble breathing, swelling, hives
  • High fever with headache and stiff neck
  • High fever that does not get better with medicine
  • Throwing up or loose stools that does not stop
  • Poisoning or overdose of drug or alcohol
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Seizures