The Emergency Department offers:
- high quality care for the entire family
- separate areas for adults, children, and patients with psychiatric needs
- state-of-the-art patient monitoring systems
- attending physician staff who are board certified in Emergency Medicine
- registered nurses many of whom are certified emergency nurses
- “911” receiving hospital with level II trauma designation
Rapid Medical Screening
Our innovative Rapid Medical Screening process clearly identifies patients who need to be seen immediately and those who can safely wait. The screening has resulted in a decrease in patient waiting time. A separate area is available for patients with urgent, but not emergency, care needs. Patients are encouraged to receive follow-up care with a primary care provider.
Center of Excellence for Victims of Sexual Assault
The New York State Department of Health has designated Woodhull’s Emergency Department a Center of Excellence for the care of sexual assault victims. Survivors of sexual assault are immediately triaged and brought to a separate forensic suite. They are accompanied at all times by a specially trained Sexual Assault Advocate who provides comfort and support. Within one hour of arrival, the survivor is seen and assessed by a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner, who completes a comprehensive exam. The patient is offered medication to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. All patients receive follow up services and referrals to ensure ongoing care.
Rapid HIV Testing
The Emergency Department offers rapid HIV testing for patients over the age of 18. Specially trained Public Health Advisors perform pre- and post-test counseling. If the test is positive, an additional confirmatory blood test is drawn and patients are given an appointment to the Paul Paroski HIV clinic where comprehensive care will begin.