Emergency Department

If you need emergency assistance, please dial 911.

We hope that you’ll never need emergency medical care, but if you do, Schuyler Hospital’s emergency staff is here for you … 24 hours a day, every day.

With shorter wait times, and exceptional emergency care.

Our Emergency Department is staffed with providers, nurses and technicians who have extensive urgent care, emergency room, or intensive care experience. Using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures for diagnosis and treatment, our staff works to provide quality, efficient care for your health and satisfaction.

We follow the most up-to-date best practices for all emergencies. While we are able to manage many emergencies at Schuyler Hospital, we can also stabilize and transfer critically ill patients to the most appropriate care setting. We have transfer relationships with Cayuga Medical Center, as well as a number of other hospitals that specialize in the specific care you or your family member might require.  Transfers may be managed via ambulance or medical helicopter, depending on the severity of illness or injury.

Our Emergency Department (ED) treats more than 9,400 patients annually.

Self Check-in

When you arrive at the Emergency Department, you will begin your visit with a self-check-in process, involving completion of a brief form.  After returning this form to the registration desk, the staff will complete the pre-registration process in the system, and will alert the Emergency Department staff of your need to be seen.

Bedside Triage

Once a bed is available, a nurse will take you directly into a patient treatment room, where the nurse will begin your care by completing a triage assessment. After triaging, the nurse will promptly notify the healthcare provider.  Once you have been seen by the provider, the unit clerk will complete your registration process. It is important to provide your most current address and phone numbers, as well as the name of a contact person.

In an emergency, Schuyler Hospital is committed to providing you and your family with safe, efficient and timely healthcare.

Sometimes while you are waiting, a patient with more urgent care needs arrives via ambulance.  If you feel you have been waiting too long, or if you start to feel worse, please let our Registration staff know.

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