BID Needham Emergency Entrance
Emergency Services

BID Needham Emergency Department

Convenient Access to Advanced Care from Our Emergency Department

You deserve the most advanced emergency care when you need it.  The Emergency Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham is staffed with board-certified doctors and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Emergency Department also offers:

  • Telemedicine for acute stroke consultations
  • Radiology and imaging services
  • Rapid transport to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston if you require specialized care

Directions & Parking


The parking lot at the main entrance of the hospital is reserved for patients and visitors. Wheelchairs are available at the main entrance. The parking lot for the Emergency Room is on School Street.

Public Transportation
  • The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) bus stop is located directly across the street from BID Needham at the corner of Oak and Chestnut streets. Bus #59 services this stop. From the MBTA website, view an updated schedule of #59 bus, as well as a map of its route.
  • If you’re traveling by subway, the #59 bus can be accessed on Walnut Street in Newton, right above the Newton Highlands T stop on the Green Line.
  • BID Needham is only a five-minute walk from the Needham Junction stop of the Needham commuter line. Weekday and weekend schedules can be found on the MBTA website. From the commuter rail stop, turn right onto Chestnut Street and continue walking until you see the parking lot of the hospital.
Driving Directions
From the North, West and East
  • Take Route 95 South to Exit 35B (old Exit 19B)
  • Proceed on Highland Avenue for about 1.4 miles through four traffic lights
  • At the fifth traffic light, bear right onto Chapel Street
  • Cross Great Plain Avenue onto Chestnut Street
  • Follow Chestnut Street for two blocks
  • BID Needham is on the left, just past the fire station and the intersection with School Street
  • The parking lot for the Emergency Room is on School Street
From the South
  • Take Route 95 to Exit 32 (old Exit 17)
  • Turn right onto Route 135
  • Proceed about 1.6 miles along Dedham Avenue (Route 135)
  • Bear left onto School Street and follow to the end at Chestnut Street
  • BID Needham is on the left
  • The parking lot for the Emergency Room is on School Street
Alert Notice

Act Fast, Call 911

Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if you have a life-threatening illness or injury. 

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Monday Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday Open 24 hours
  • Thursday Open 24 hours
  • Friday Open 24 hours
  • Saturday Open 24 hours

What to Expect

 Learn what you should know about your visit to the Emergency Department.