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Emergency Medicine

Emergency care is available 24 hours a day/365 days a year at both Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health and Abington – Lansdale Hospital to diagnose and treat patients experiencing medical emergencies. Our specialty physicians, board-certified in emergency medicine, treat over 130,000 emergency patients each year.

Abington Hospital is a Level II regional trauma center in Montgomery County.

Both Abington Hosptal’s ETC and the Emergency Department at Abington – Lansdale Hospital are staffed by board certified Emergency Medicine physicians supported by the full diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties of our hospitals.

Warm Hand-Off

Abington – Jefferson Health has partnered with Montgomery County Recovery Center of Excellence, Montgomery County Mobile Crisis and Penn Foundation to offer a Warm Hand-Off Project for patients who present to the Emergency Department.

What is the Warm Hand-Off Project?

This project was developed in collaboration with the Montgomery County Office of Drug and Alcohol and Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services in response to the growing opiate abuse epidemic. Through this program, a warm hand-off is provided for patients who present to the Emergency Department suffering from substance use disorder or opioid overdose. Through dedicated referral providers, Abington – Jefferson Health staff contact teams comprised of substance abuse professionals and certified recovery specialists who help coordinate care for such patients. These professionals provide a “warm” transition to the next level of care and help connect patients and families to the community services and support needed to recover from substance use disorders.

Warm Hand-Off at Abington Hospital

Abington Hospital partners with Montgomery Country Recovery Center of Excellence and Montgomery County Mobile Crisis to provide warm hand-offs for patients.

Warm Hand-Off at Abington – Lansdale Hospital

Abington – Lansdale Hospital partners with Penn Foundation to provide warm hand-offs for patients.

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