Weill Cornell Emergency Medicine provides state-of-the-art emergency care to adults and children every hour of every day, helping more than 140,000 patients annually.
Our team of board-certified doctors and specialists are well equipped to treat any illness or injury, ranging from minor to complex. We receive, evaluate, and stabilize patients who are transferred to us from all over the world.
“The Weill Cornell Medicine Emergency Department provides the most advanced care, 24 hours per day. A multidisciplinary team of Emergency Medicine experts treats adults and children at our state-of-the-art facilities. Here, you’ll receive great care.”
Weill Cornell Medicine physicians have consistently been leaders in patient care, in primary care, as well as in many specialty areas as diverse as in-vitro fertilization, neurology, oncology, and HIV/AIDS care.
A Designated 911 Receiving Hospital: Our Emergency Department maintains one of the most extensive hospital-based ambulance services in the northeast. NYP EMS is completely integrated with our emergency department and hospital care.
Level I Trauma Center: Our Emergency Department is recognized by the American College of Surgeons to be able to provide total care for all aspects of any injury. This is the highest designation possible for an Emergency Department.
Psychiatric Emergency Receiving (9.39) Center: Our physicians are specially trained to provide the highest level of care for mental illnesses that require immediate observation and care.
Burn Center for the City of New York: We are the largest Burn Center in the country, treating children and adults with comprehensive, expert care.
Chest Pain Center: Patients who arrive at the Emergency Department with chest pain or sudden heart emergencies are seen by our team of heart specialists at the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
Designated Stroke Center: The New York State Department of Health has designated our Emergency Department to be a Stroke Center because of our full team of stroke specialists on call 24 hours per day for stroke emergencies.
Convenient Care for Non-Threatening Concerns: Our Telehealth Express Care and NYP OnDemand services provide patients with virtual visits with qualified nurses and physicians for care of minor health concerns.
Network of Experts: In addition to its specialized focus, the Emergency Medicine Department of Weill Cornell Medicine is proud to partner with NewYork-Presbyterian, the #1 hospital in New York for 16 years running.
Older adults currently represent 15 percent of annual emergency department visits in the U.S., as much as 60 percent in areas of Florida, Arizona, and parts of the Northeast. This trend is projected to rise as the “baby boomer” generation ages.
Older adults who visit the emergency department have unique needs and require specialized care. They:
• Require more time and, sometimes, more resources for comprehensive care
• Are more likely to be admitted and require intensive care once in the hospital
• Are more likely to have adverse reactions to medications
• Have a higher rate of adverse outcomes after leaving the emergency department
Expert Care for Geriatric and Complex Emergencies
Weill Cornell Medicine’s Emergency Medicine program, in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian, is a national leader in Geriatric Emergency Medicine.
• Our physicians, nurses, and staff are specially trained to provide the best possible care to our older patients.
• Older patients consistently give our emergency department physicians high reviews
• Our board-certified emergency medicine physicians conduct clinical research to better understand the unique needs of geriatric patients in the emergency department — as well as improve patient care and outcomes
At Weill Cornell Medicine, the Emergency Department also trains future physicians to be experts in treating geriatric patients with our unique fellowship and comprehensive residency programs.
The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Service at the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Children's Hospital -- affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine -- provides outstanding emergency care for ill and injured children and young adults, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer a dedicated pediatric emergency space, separate from the adult emergency department, where children and families are cared for in a comforting environment led by staff trained and experienced to care for children of all ages.
We take pride in offering our community the highest quality pediatric emergency care, and are grateful to service all boroughs of New York City and the greater metropolitan area. We offer the highest level of pediatric trauma and burn care, with coordinated teams specifically skilled to manage pediatric surgical and medical areas.
We Are Excited to Launch a Brand New Service: Pediatric Urgent Care Telehealth (6pm-midnight)
Our Pediatric Emergency Service now offers Pediatric Urgent Care Telehealth from 6pm - midnight, seven days a week. Telehealth is a quick, convenient way to connect with one of our Pediatric Emergency Medicine doctors via a Secure Online Video Chat to get an instant examination, diagnosis, and treatment or referral for you or your child.
Our patients now have the option to have a virtual visit. With Telehealth Express Care Service, you receive outstanding care from our highly qualified staff with unparalleled convenience.
We treat minor issues, including:
● Minor rashes ● Sprains ● Bruises ● Wounds that require checking or follow-up care ● Suture removals ● Tetanus immunizations
How does Telehealth Express Care work?
Patients that consent to this unique visit are first seen by a nurse, examined by a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner, and then receive a real-time video visit with one of our board-certified Emergency Medicine physicians.
Discharge paperwork is printed directly in the room and prescriptions are ordered electronically. This service is offered to both adult and pediatric patients.
"Something worth mentioning...
There comes a time when you come across someone in their profession and you truly sense they were meant to do this. Or perhaps that they truly take pride in what they do and really want to make a difference. This was the experience I had when I had the unfortunate need to pay a visit to the Weill Cornell NYP emergency room. Dr. Caldwell was the attending physician that evening and from the moment she entered the exam room area I felt a sense of calm and relief. Her demeanor and attention to detail put my anxiety at ease and she made me feel like I was the only person she came to work that evening to examine, although this couldn’t be farther from the truth since the ER was jam-packed that evening. Nevertheless, she managed to diagnose my problem, and had me on my way. She even took time to tell me about when she had a similar situation happen to herself and we shared a laugh, and it really showed the person behind the white coat. She was a true professional in every sense of the word, as well as a kind and sweet individual. So I felt this was worth mentioning!"
"No one wants to be in the ER, but when you need immediate care I hope you have a physician like Dr. Anne Yim at NY Presbyterian Downtown. She is professional and thorough but has time to be pleasant and reassuring. Everything was explained and options were offered, I felt I was making decisions on my healthcare with her expertise as a guide. Excellent medical assistance. Thank you Dr. Yim."