Emergency Department

Life-threatening stroke and heart attack, broken bones, cuts and sprains, are among a wide range of conditions addressed each day by emergency specialists at Greenwich Hospital. Our experienced staff is dedicated to providing advanced, compassionate care to every patient as promptly and efficiently as possible.

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Ambulance Service and 911

Greenwich Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) and Port Chester-Rye-Rye Brook EMS in Westchester County work closely with Greenwich Hospital’s Emergency Department. Both are part of the "911" emergency response system in their respective service areas. Call "911" if you require immediate medical assistance. Paramedics in the field are in direct communication with physicians in the Emergency Department so that care can begin at the scene.

Child-Friendly Emergency Care

Greenwich Hospital's Emergency Department physicians are all board-certified in emergency medicine and experienced in pediatric emergency care. Specially trained pediatric nurse practitioners are also on hand. Soon, the team will be complemented by Yale New Haven Children's Hospital emergency medicine physicians and a separate waiting area and exam rooms specially designed for children and their families are currently under construction.

Resources for infant care include the medical director of our Pediatric Center, as well as our hospital's team of neonatal and pediatric subspecialists.

Since most pediatric emergencies fall into the “minor” category, young patients often receive care in the ED's Fast Track area. Child-size devices are available for pulse, blood pressure and other exams. Bandages with fun designs, light snacks, stickers, coloring books and video games all help make visits as pleasant as possible.

Pediatric emergencies can be scary for children and parents, so we make sure to explain everything ahead of time. Keeping parents informed and involved helps reduce anxiety. And when parents feel less stressed, so does their child.

Emergency Department Location

The ED is located in the rear of the main hospital on the 1st floor. Follow the red Emergency signs to the entrance ramp off Lake Ave. Free valet parking is available.

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File of Life

Even before an emergency happens, you can take a lifesaving step thanks to a national program called “File of Life.” Just fill out a File of Life form, slide it into its magnetized holder, and stick it on your refrigerator.

The form covers everything from allergies, medical conditions and prescriptions, to blood type and special needs such as hearing aids. Ambulance teams know to look on the fridge when they arrive at a house, and can share information with the hospital en route.

Greenwich Hospital gives a File of Life kit to every patient discharged home.

You can also contact your local ambulance company for the File of Life:

  • Greenwich EMS: 203-637-7505
  • Port Chester-Rye-Ryebrook EMS supplies the File of Life form along with a container that you keep in the freezer. Paramedics know where to look. Call 914-939-8112