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In the face of catastrophe, the ability to provide medical care is more important than ever. When hospitals or communities become overwhelmed, Atrium Health Mobile Emergency Department (MED-1) is there. It’s a flexible resource designed to provide the highest level of patient care where it’s needed.

Since its first deployment in 2005, Atrium Health MED-1 has saved lives, delivered babies and helped communities in crisis. This first-of-its-kind mobile hospital unit can be used to temporarily replace or support a hospital emergency department during a:

  • Disaster (e.g., fire, flood, hurricane)
  • Hospital renovation
  • Mass gathering (e.g., sporting event, large community clinic)
  • Pandemic, including COVID-19 testing and surge relief

When catastrophes or large-scale incidents happen, the need for surge relief can be very real and last for weeks. Based in Charlotte, NC, Atrium Health MED-1 will be there right away to help provide care seamlessly. 

Contact Atrium Health MED-1

For more information about Atrium Health MED-1, email

For 24-hour emergency response, call 1-800-421-9195 and request activation of Atrium Health MED-1.