If you have a medical emergency, call 911. To find a patient, call (615) 322-5000.

The Vanderbilt Emergency Department offers 24/7 care to thousands of patients each year. We are Nashville’s only academic medical center with a Level 1 Trauma Center, Burn Center, Stroke Center and Lifeflight service.

Directions to the ER

Specialty Services

  • Trauma Care. Trauma patients arriving at Vanderbilt alive have a 95% chance of survival. Our expert care can make the difference between life and death. We are the only adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma center in Middle Tennessee, offering the most advanced emergency care available. 
  • Burn Care. The Vanderbilt Burn Center is a Level 1 unit, offering the highest level of burn care possible. 
  • Stroke Care. Our Comprehensive Stroke Center earns the highest level of distinction for stroke care. 
  • Heart Care. Our emergency department is also an Accredited Chest Pain Center. We use advanced methods to evaluate and treat heart attacks and other heart problems. 

Related Links

STEMI Network. Vanderbilt founded the STEMI Network to improve care for heart attack patients in rural Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. This network reaches patients who have a type of heart attack called ST-segments Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI).