Emergency room in Rochester, New Hampshire

At Frisbie Memorial Hospital, our top priority is ensuring you get the emergency care and treatment you need as quickly as possible.

Our emergency room (ER) doctors are available 24/7 to provide advanced treatment for conditions such as heart attack or stroke (cerebrovascular incident), to ensure you receive high-quality treatment when you need it most.

If someone is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Emergency medical services

Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s emergency department is one of the largest in the seacoast region, treating more than 30,000 patients each year. Our emergency medical services have been awarded the Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, which means patients can be assured our team helps deliver the best possible outcomes in emergency situations.

Our goal is to provide patients with high-quality emergency services quickly and efficiently. To do this, our ER offers:

  • 24/7 full-service medical care
  • Critical care support for heart attack and stroke
  • Dedicated certified emergency nurses (CENs)
  • Intensive care services
  • Shorter ER wait times with registration efficiency
  • State-recognized ambulance services

Advanced cardiac and stroke care

When it comes to an emergency condition, such as heart attack or stroke, immediate action can significantly change the outcome of patient recovery. Our dedicated teams are on standby to provide prompt care and diagnosis to patients.

Heart attack warning signs

Signs and symptoms of a heart attack can differ from person to person and can present differently in men and women. If you experience a sudden onset of one or more of the following heart attack symptoms, seek prompt emergency care:

  • Chest pain, discomfort, fullness or pressure
  • Cold sweat
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body, such as one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Severe heartburn
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Shortness of breath

Stroke warning signs

If you notice a sudden onset of the stroke symptoms below, seek emergency care immediately:

  • Blurry vision in one or both eyes
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness, trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination
  • Severe headache
  • Trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • Weakness or numbness in the face, arms or legs, especially on one side of the body