The Department of Emergency Medicine provides Level II emergency care by a trained, board certified emergency physician 24-hours a day. This spacious 15 room department is staffed with critical care trained; ACLS and PALS certified nursing staff.
Population served includes members of the county, users of the county’s outdoor summer and winter recreational facilities and interstate travelers on the nearby turnpike and highways. Emergency care at this facility includes the immediate treatment of any medical or surgical emergency, the initiation of life saving procedures in all types of emergency situations and the provision of emergency care for chronic medical conditions and minor illnesses and injuries for patients of all ages. The Emergency Department has cared for over 30,000 patients in the past 18 months.
If you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and have only mild symptoms – and you do not have difficulty breathing – you can schedule a COVID-19 test at a designated test location. The Emergency Department is NOT the place to get a COVID-19 test UNLESS you are experiencing breathing problems or other severe symptoms.
Going to an Emergency Department with mild or no symptoms may create a long wait time for you to be seen and COVID-19 test results do not come back more quickly – they still will take one, two, or more days.
Anyone with a perceived emergency medical condition should go to the closest emergency department or call 9-1-1 immediately.