Department of Emergency Medicine
The Department of Emergency Medicine is a Level II trauma center, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The emergency department is located at the Danbury Hospital main campus—the Red Garage is the closest entrance.
The Department of Emergency Medicine is staffed by board-certified or board-eligible doctors that work exclusively at Danbury Hospital, providing emergency and urgent medical care to those in need. They also supervise the Physician Assistants (PA) who are employed by Danbury Hospital.
When You Arrive
When you arrive, a team that specializes in emergency conditions will begin your initial assessment. Although at times it may not appear busy where you are, other treatment areas in the emergency department may be extremely busy.
We do everything we can to assure that your healthcare needs are addressed as promptly as possible. Sometimes, waiting is unavoidable as circumstances in the emergency department change. Multiple patients with critical emergencies may arrive at the same time by ambulance or through the “walk-in” entrance to the waiting area. Our team of dedicated professionals monitors and evaluates every situation to make sure that we are working most efficiently to serve our patients.
Once your condition has been assessed and we’ve captured some key information, our state-of-the-art medical record and communication systems allow us to manage your care as quickly as possible. Upon checking in you will be assigned a beeper device (similar to those used in popular restaurants). The beeper will light up and vibrate once a doctor can see you.
Be sure to let the nurse know if your condition changes or worsens in any way.
For More Information
If this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
For more information about the Department of Emergency Medicine, talk to your doctor about Danbury Hospital. To find a doctor in your area, please use our Find a Doctor online tool, or call us at 1-800-516-3658.
You can also find additional information at our patient and visitor information section.