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NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is an unsurpassed leader in the field of emergency medicine. We created the first ambulance service in America in 1869 and opened the first ambulance pavilion in 1889.

Today, we have a world-wide reputation for excellence in emergency medicine, public health, medical toxicology, and global health.

Jointly with the NYU School of Medicine, we are committed to sustaining this excellence by integrating research, teaching, and patient care into public service.

Adult Emergency Service features:

  • Level 1 Trauma Center capable of managing the most serious illnesses and injuries
  • Designated to treat neurosurgical trauma; amputations requiring re-implantation; and poisonings (in association with the New York City Poison Center)
  • All major specialties and subspecialties available 24 hours a day, including cardiac catheterization, cardiopulmonary bypass, and hemodialysis
  • 65,000 square feet of clinical space with 18 examination beds and four isolation rooms
  • Separate areas for urgent care, asthmatic, orthopedic, ophthalmologic/ otolaryngologic, and obstetric/gynecologic cases
  • Trauma suite and acute care area for critically ill patients in need of rapid resuscitation
  • Emergency ward intensive care unit for critically ill patients
  • Designated standby hospital whenever the President, Vice-President, or leading public figures visit New York City.

Pediatric Emergency Service features:

  • Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center capable of managing the most serious illnesses and injuries
  • State-of-the-art facilities, including multiple examination and isolation rooms, a trauma room, an asthma treatment space, an acute care area, and a spacious waiting room
  • 24-hour coverage by attending physicians or fellows
  • Care for all ill and injured children and young adults under the age of  25, including those who require acute resuscitation due to dehydration, sepsis, meningitis, trauma, or toxic exposure

Adult Psychiatric Emergency Service features:

  • Certified Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP), renowned for clinical and academic excellence
  • Over 8,000 visits a year
  • Multidisciplinary care by a team of medical, psychology, nursing, social work, and clerical staff
  • Six-bed unit used for observation and treatment for up to 72 hours
  • Interim Crisis Clinic, to assist released patients with crisis resolution and engagement in community services
  • Mobile Crisis Unit, to deliver services to those unable to receive services in the Emergency department
  • Crisis Residence, for emergency supportive housing

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency Service features:

  • State-certified Child and Adolescent Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency program, comprising an Evaluation Unit, a 6-bed Extended Observation Unit (EOU), an Interim Crisis Clinic, and access to Mobile Crisis services