Managing Disturbances

The Security Department responds to all reported patient, visitor, and staff disturbances to ensure safety and security.

Disturbances include:

  • Verbal altercations
  • Threats of violence
  • Physical altercations
  • Threats of use of a weapon
  • The use of a weapon on hospital property

The key to maintaining a safe and secure environment is early recognition and timely response to escalating behavior.

If you witness, or are involved in a situation where an individual becomes verbally abusive or threatens you or another person, contact the Security Department immediately. Security will respond and assist in resolving the situation.


NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital

Security Department
Phone: 212-932-4400

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Security Department
Phone: 212-305-2222

NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

Security Department
Phone: 212-312-5110 – external calls
Phone: ext. 3333 – internal calls

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Security Department
Phone: 212-342-2222

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Security Department
Phone: 212-746-0911

NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center

Security Department
Phone: 914-682-9100, ext. 2424