Emergency Medicine Overview

NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center

Emergency Medicine

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What to Know

Welcome to the Emergency Department of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

We are here to do our best to help you or your loved ones who are not feeling well. Please know that our staff is comprised of compassionate healthcare professionals who are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care. Thank you for choosing to visit us and allowing us to care for you.

We have created this website to provide you with information to help you understand and navigate your stay with us. We want you to fully understand your treatment in the Emergency Department and plans for your discharge. We encourage you to read through the content and ask us any questions you have so you can actively participate in decisions about your care.

How do I know if I should go to the Emergency Room?

If you are concerned that you are having a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the closest emergency room.

If you are uncertain about going to an ER, please call your primary care doctor or consider having a virtual visit with one of our physicians by going to https://www.nyp.org/ondemand. If either of these types of visits are not possible, the Emergency Room is always open and available for you.