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Emergency Services

The Emergency Department at NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health is an expanded and newly built state-of-the-art facility ready to deliver high-quality, compassionate emergency medical care to patients of all ages with a broad spectrum of emergency medical needs. Our emergency room is open 24 hours a day and staffed by physicians who are board certified in adult and pediatric emergency medicine, obstetrics, and behavioral health.

In addition, we have registered nurses, physician associates, behavioral health associates, patient care associates, coordinating managers, and clerical staff to support the needs of patients in our emergency and urgent care centers.

We are certified by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and are equipped to administer immediate medical care to patients experiencing an acute stroke.

We have also received the following important designations:

  • New York City (NYC) Fire Department of New York (FDNY) 911 Ambulance Receiving Center for adult, pediatric, obstetrical, and behavioral health emergencies
  • New York State (NYS) Department of Health and NYC 911 Emergency Cardiac Center and Stroke Center
  • NYS Emergency Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Center and maintain a 24-hour on-call cardiac catheterization team

South Brooklyn Health has a separate pediatric emergency care division led by board-certified pediatricians who have been fellowship-trained and are experts in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Additionally, we provide 24hr urgent care in our Fast Track area, where providers promptly evaluate, treat, and discharge patients with minor and less serious illnesses and injuries in a separate and comfortable hospital urgent care clinic setting, reducing or eliminating any potential wait time.

When to Go to the Emergency Room or Call 911

Sometimes, patients are unsure whether to call 911 or visit an emergency room for a medical concern. If a person is injured and unable to move or unconscious, call 911. Do not move the person yourself without guidance from trained medical professionals.

Reasons to call 911 or visit an emergency room include:

  • Bleeding that will not stop
  • Chest pain
  • Choking or stopped breathing
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Deep wound
  • Dizziness
  • Fever with convulsions or fever in infants under three (3) months old
  • Injury to the head, especially if loss of consciousness
  • Injury to the neck or spine, especially if there is any loss of feeling or inability to move
  • Overdose of drugs or alcohol
  • Potential broken bone
  • Poisoning by fumes, smoke
  • Seizure
  • Severe burn
  • Stomach pain

Emergencies can be scary and life-threatening. Allow our team at South Brooklyn Health to provide you with the best emergency care possible.

Our board-certified physicians and expert emergency medical services staff represent a diverse array of cultural backgrounds. As a team, we focus on delivering prompt, personalized, high-quality medical care. We speak many languages that are represented in South Brooklyn. We provide excellent, compassionate service during your emergency and refer patients for follow-up treatment and care as needed.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or visit the NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health emergency room at 2601 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11235.

For more information about emergency services, please contact 1-844-692-4692.