5 Atlanta Hospitals You Can Walk To From MARTA Stations

Fun fact: Several hospitals in Atlanta are less than a 10-minute walk from a MARTA station, making it easy to reach doctor appointments or a healthcare job without a car. Many others are accessible via bus routes, so there are many transit options and medical facilities to choose from. If you prefer to commute by train and not a bus, the five hospitals below are in walking distance of rail stations, have emergency rooms and provide a variety of services.

Note that there are also two Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospitals near MARTA stations (Scottish Rite and Hughes Spalding), which treat patients under the age of 21.

1. Grady Hospital

Station: Georgia State
Rail Line: Blue and Green
Walk Time: 4 minutes

Established in 1892, Grady Hospital is in downtown Atlanta and is a comprehensive hospital that provides primary care, acute care and rehabilitation. It is one of the best facilities in Georgia for trauma injuries, such as from car accidents. In addition to having a Level I Trauma Center, Grady is also a ABA-verified burn center and an advanced comprehensive stroke center. Look for the Jesse Hill Jr. exit at the Georgia State MARTA station and turn left on Jesse Hill Jr. Drive.

2. Emory Saint Joseph hospital

Station: Medical Center
Rail Line: Red
Walk Time: 4 minutes

Near I-285 on the north side of Atlanta, Emory Saint Joseph Hospital is an acute-care facility that is a leader in cardiovascular care. The hospital also specializes in cancer treatment, urology, orthopaedics, robotic surgery and Gamma Knife surgery. The hospital is next to the Medical Center MARTA station and you can use any station exit to walk to the hospital. Follow the directions in the map below or exit the station toward the parking deck (look for signs pointing to Deck Level One and go up the parking deck elevator to reach the hospital).

3. Northside hospital

Station: Medical Center
Rail Line: Red
Walk Time: 5 minutes

Across the street from the Medical Center MARTA station and Emory Saint Joseph Hospital, Northside Hospital offers a variety of services and specialties, including cancer treatment, maternity care, surgery, heart disease, stroke, sleep disorders, GI issues and behavioral health. Exit the station on Peachtree Dunwoody Road and cross the street at the stoplight.

4. Emory University Hospital Midtown

Station: North Avenue
Rail Line: Red and Gold
Walk Time: 8 minutes

Emory University Hospital Midtown is near two train stations, but the pedestrian experience is best from the North Avenue MARTA station. You’ll find many Emory Clinic and private-practice physicians spanning 28 specialties at this location, plus an emergency room for acute care. The hospital was previously called Crawford Long after the Georgia physician of the same name — he was the first doctor to use anesthesia during surgery. Be sure walk on North Avenue to Peachtree Street to reach the hospital entrance (not West Peachtree Street).

5. WellStar Atlanta Medical Center

Station: Civic Center
Rail Line: Red and Gold
Walk Time: 22 minutes

Although the walk is a bit further to the WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, it is still in walking distance from a train station and accessible via several bus routes. The hospital is a Level I Trauma Center, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and has a Neurointensive Care Unit and a Level III Neonatal ICU. For bus options from your starting location, you can use Google Maps with your starting location or view MARTA directions to WellStar Medical Center.

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