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Highly capable emergency care, when you need it most
We are a fully integrated network of emergency departments and urgent care centers dedicated to consistently delivering high-quality care in the most efficient manner possible.

Northwell Health provides first-class patient care and cutting-edge treatment every day, in all of our locations.

We boast hospitals with well-staffed emergency departments, which are crucial pillars of support to their facilities. Our board-certified emergency medicine physicians collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, technicians and additional support staff to diagnose and treat your specific injury. We offer a variety of emergency medicine services, including trauma, stroke, critical care, sports-related injuries and pediatric specialty care.

We have also partnered with GoHealth to provide urgent care services in facilities across Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester County and Long Island. Northwell Health GoHealth Urgent Care centers are open 365 days a year and can provide urgent, walk in medical care to you and your family for all minor illnesses and injuries. To learn more about this easy and efficient way to access care, please visit our GoHealth website.

Our care extends far beyond the four walls of the emergency department and urgent care centers as well, and includes clinical oversight for the emergency helicopter service, SkyHealth. Together, we provide advanced patient care that results in improved outcomes and better quality of life.

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You have choices when it comes to care

For your convenience, you’ll find our doctors in hundreds of locations throughout the New York metropolitan area.  

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Emergency Department or Urgent Care?

Depending on you or your loved one's condition, an urgent care facility might be more appropriate than going to an emergency room, or it could be the reverse situation. This can be a difficult decision to make, especially when things are happening quickly, which is why we've put together the list below to help guide your decision. If you think you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.


Emergency Department Urgent Care
  • Chest pain
  • Major or complex fractures(bones visible)  
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Heart attack  
  • Ingestion of poisons  
  • Major head injuries  
  • Major trauma  
  • Seizures
  • Severe burns 
  • Shock
  • Stroke    
  • Uncontrollable bleeding    
  • Bronchitis
  • Bumps, cuts, and scrapes
  • Cold, Flu, or fever
  • Cough
  • Ear or sinus pain
  • Eye swelling, irritation, or redness
  • Infections
  • Mild asthma
  • Minor allergic reactions
  • Minor back pain
  • Minor burns
  • Minor headache
  • Minor rash
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Sprain, strain, or minor fractures

Pediatric resources

Emergency care for your child

Cohen Children's Medical Center has the only freestanding emergency department dedicated to treating kids. No matter what time of day or night, your child will be treated by doctors who’ve had years of additional training to earn board-certifcation as pediatric specialists.

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Additional resources

Lenox Health Greenwich Villiage

Uniquely efficient and accessible, Manhattan’s first freestanding emergency department delivers 24/7 emergency care to the heart of the Village.


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John Keith D'Angelo, MD

Senior Vice President - Executive Director of Emergency Medicine, Glen Cove Hospital

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Lance Bart Becker, MD

Chairman - Emergency Medicine of Emergency Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Chairman - Emergency Medicine of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
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