BHS Emergency Departments
At Berkshire Health Systems, providing 24/7 emergency medical services to our Berkshire County communities is critical to our continuum of care. Through our Emergency Department at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Emergency Department at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington and BMC Satellite Emergency Facility in North Adams, you and your loved ones can count on nationally recognized care, where and when you need it.
Dedicated Teams, Leading-Edge Technology
Each of our Emergency Departments features a team of emergency medicine physicians, nurses, technicians and technologists, who provide around-the-clock care for all emergent illnesses and injuries. At BMC, we also offer anytime access to surgical specialists in general surgery, vascular and thoracic care, orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery, as well as experts in neurology, cardiac care, dentistry, behavioral health and more.
Our state-of-the-art ERs are equipped with advanced imaging technology to quickly pinpoint the problem. The BMC Emergency Department has its own 16-slice CT scanner, which produces crystal-clear images in minutes to diagnose critical conditions like stroke and heart attack and get you on the fast track to treatment.
Excellence in Stroke and Heart Care
All day, every day, our emergency care specialists meet life-threatening conditions with lightning-fast care. Berkshire Medical Center’s stroke care program has earned national recognition, including the HealthGrades® Stroke Care Excellence Award™, for providing rapid-response protocols and evidence-based care that saves lives and reduces disability. In Southern Berkshire, Fairview Hospital’s Emergency Department is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. We use a sophisticated telemedicine system to link directly to the neurology team at BMC—allowing us to treat stroke in its earliest and most critical stages.
Our Emergency Departments are also highly skilled in matters of the heart, consistently delivering superior outcomes for our cardiac patients. Berkshire Medical Center has been consistently honored nationally for quality care and is the recipient of three straight Distinguished Hospital Awards for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades.
Equipped for Every Trauma
Berkshire Medical Center is home to Berkshire County’s only Trauma Center, offering specialized care for critically ill or injured patients. The Emergency Department has been designated a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons—recognizing our ability to provide instant access to highly trained physicians and surgeons and the most advanced imaging, laboratory and surgical technology available.
Immediate Care for Less Serious Conditions
For non-life threatening illnesses and injuries that need attention right away, Berkshire Health Systems offers fast, effective and affordable care. Our Pittsfield-area services include:
- BHS Urgent Care: Open every day, including most holidays, from 10 am to 8 pm, and staffed by BMC Emergency Department physicians, nurses and technologists who are skilled in addressing all urgent medical needs. We also have lab and X-ray facilities on site.
- BHS Walk-In Care: Open weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm, no appointments necessary. You’ll be seen by a nurse practitioner who specializes in treating common conditions, from allergies and earaches to muscle sprains and strains. We accept self-pay and a wide range of insurance plans.
Not sure how serious it is? If there is any doubt, call 9-1-1 immediately or head straight to your nearest emergency room.
Find Exceptional Emergency and Urgent Care Near You
Berkshire Medical Center Emergency Department
725 North St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Fairview Hospital Emergency Department
29 Lewis Ave.
Great Barrington, MA 01230
BMC Satellite Emergency Facility
71 Hospital Ave.
North Adams, MA 01247
BHS Walk-In Care
Market 32 Price Chopper Supermarket
555 Hubbard Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201