Effective at 7PM, 03/17/20, Charlton Urgent Care is closed until further notice. All patients must call the Oxford UCE number prior to arrival: 508-499-1760

Coronavirus Hotline: 508.765.8191 (intended for questions or concerns related to COVID-19 only)
Our staff is available from 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, where callers may speak with clinical experts for answers to questions.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates and info View current ER Wait Times

Emergency Care Center

Safety and Security Notice:

Please be advised all patients and bags are subject to search upon arrival at our Emergency Departments.

About our Emergency Care Centers

We may all require immediate medical attention at some point in our lives, and we want the best care for ourselves and our loved ones.

Harrington’s Emergency Care Centers (ECC) provide immediate, compassionate medical care  24-hours a day, 365-days a year from seasoned physicians and highly-trained nurses, with much shorter wait times than surrounding facilities.

Harrington’s Emergency Departments are staffed by Associated Physicians of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (APHMFP) of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).

APHMFP Emergency Department focuses on the community and manages four affiliated hospital emergency care centers, including markets in Worcester and New Bedford, and cares for over 250,000 patient visits per year. The department has also developed uniform clinical practices, quality systems, and transfer protocols to ensure excellent patient care throughout the network.

Read some of our patient testimonials:

“… We felt grateful we were in such good hands…”

“… We cannot say enough wonderful things about the care…”

“…A textbook example for best practices in care…”

We also pride ourselves on these additional advanced clinical opportunities:

  • Expert, real-time reading of imaging scans by BIDMC radiologists;
  • One of the only hospitals in the region to offer 24-hour emergency service for psychiatric patients and their families;
  • Seasoned nursing staff, many with advanced training that extends beyond emergency medicine;
  • Integrated laboratory, nutrition, social work, surgical and support services.


Do you have an upcoming appointment? CALL FIRST

If you have an upcoming appointment at any Harrington HealthCare System facility and have the following symptoms, fever, or cough, please call your doctor prior to arriving to your appointment.

Our top priority is to protect you, our patients, communities, and healthcare workers.

Current Visitor Policy

For the health and safety of our patients and employees, the following policy is in effect as of Monday, March 30

There will be NO visitors allowed in any inpatient or outpatient services (this includes the Emergency Department, Harrington Physician Services offices, and all other Harrington HealthCare Facilities)

Please note that the Main Lobby at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge will be closed at 7pm. All patients who need to enter the hospital after that time should come in through the ED.

The implementation of this policy is in an effort to limit the spread of potential illnesses that could be harmful to you, our patients, community, and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.

Coronavirus Hotline: 508.765.8191

This hotline is intended for questions or concerns related to COVID-19. For all other inquiries, please use our regular number.