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ER Wait Times in New York County Hospitals

Average wait times at hospital in New York County show the time patients can expect to spend. Actual wait times will depend on many factors, such as severity of the injury, time of day, and staffing. Patients are quickly evaluated as part of a triage process, so the most severe cases can be treated first. Depending on the hospital, this initial wait can run from a few minutes to over an hour. The times below also include wait times for initial treatment, since there can be many delays after the triage process. Choose an ER with a shorter wait time to get seen more quickly.

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Total Wait Times
NYU Hospitals Center
New York 2h 6m
Metropolitan Hospital Center
New York 3h 13m
Harlem Hospital Center
New York 3h 48m
St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
New York 4h 0m
Lenox Hill Hospital
New York 4h 5m
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York 4h 11m
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York 4h 20m
New York Downtown Hospital
New York 4h 35m
Bellevue Hospital Center
New York 5h 24m
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York 5h 41m
Hospital For Special Surgery
New York N/A

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These are the average time from entering the ER to being admitted to the hospital by a doctor. In a busy ER, patients will be seen by a triage nurse first. Then the wait time will vary by severity, and how busy the ER is at the time of day. Patients with less serious problems could have substantially longer waits.

There is a 215 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in New York and the slowest.


Apr 05, 2020, 9:16 AM
: "Odd...they show a hospital near me (Palms) at over 2 hours..yet the hospital itself is reporting 1 minute...hmmmm not useful" - Ron

Mar 27, 2020, 9:52 PM
: "My visit to Aria Torresdale was good the ER was not to busy but I have been there at times where I waited several hours but I understood. The good thing is when I felt really worst and told them they sent someone out to check my vitals they didn't change I felt good with that and continued to wait my turn.So basically if they have people who are mich more seriously off they go first. Sometimes seems as if the staff are not showing concern but when it's time to take on serious stuff they jump right into doing an amazing job.The doctor's are always attentive when I go.

- Brenda

Mar 11, 2020, 9:46 PM
: "3-4 hour wait awesomeness " - Lynn

Mar 10, 2020, 6:52 PM
: "I was taken to Northside hospital after being hit by an unlicensed driver from behind. Northside was the closest so that's where the ambulance took me. I was taken into the ER and put in this filthy room with the doors on the cupboards falling off and the plastic band they put on me had incorrect info on it regarding my birthdate; I told them so and they just kind of shrugged. The fastest thing that happened there was the guy who came in to get my insurance card and to sign the paperwork...they weren't going to miss getting paid!

There was still blood all over the side of the bed I was lying on and it took a very long time before anyone came to see me. After that I was taken to get a CT scan and then returned to the same room but removed immediately to make room for another person. I was parked in the hallway and then forgotten about along with a bunch of other people who were also discarded to the hallways. After over two hours a young doctor told me that I had whiplash and a mild concussion and either he would be back or someone would be back to administer a shot and some other medication. No one ever came back. So I went to the nurses/doctor's station in the ER and spoke to someone there who had no idea of what was going on. So I told him we were leaving and he said okay but didn't offer any paperwork of any kind to take with me. This was, by far, the worst hospital I've ever been to in my lifetime; and I've been to a lot of them from MI, to NC, and now FL. This should be very embarrassing to them."
- Patricia

Mar 06, 2020, 6:14 PM
: "I work in an ER and feel I should answer some of these concerns. People fail to understand the purpose of an ED. It exists first and foremost to treat and stabilize medical emergencies. Unfortunately far too many people use the ED as their primary care facility. Triage in the ED is to determine which medical condition is more serious than another. Obviously, the “sickest go quickest.”
The time a patient waits has zero bearing on how soon they will be seen by a doctor. It is not “take a number and wait your turn.” Again, it is based solely on who is most emergent.
Unfortunately vomiting, most lacerations, abdominal pain, pain in general are NOT medical emergencies. People who can’t breathe, cardiac events based off of an initial EKG, neurological changes are all considered emergencies and will always come first.
Complaining and making a fuss will get the waiting patient absolutely nowhere.
Most patients have a primary care provider, ALL Medicaid patients are assigned one.
If your condition is not a medical emergency and you choose to go to the ED for treatment you must be prepared to potentially wait hours before being seen.
There are emergencies and there are non emergencies. Know which one is yours before coming to the ED!"
- Matt

Mar 02, 2020, 3:30 PM
: "I’m here waiting over 3 hours in the TGH ER. They just suggested to us that we’ve only been here for just 3 hours and it’s been well over 3 hours. No rooms were available they stated. People with broken arms are crying, babies crying and we are for forced into a small waiting area with patients with obvious contagious conditions not wearing face masks. Most miserable situation ever." - M.

Feb 29, 2020, 3:50 AM
: "Alexian brother medical center has 1 doctor on staff on a Friday night and cant see other patients because a "critical patient" came in. Great, we are in an Emergency Room. Is everyone else nothing. We're not here because were happy. Poor planning" - Jason

Feb 28, 2020, 5:11 PM
: "7 1/2 hrs at Healthpark in Fort Myers, Fl. Abdominal pain at 10. 50 people here waiting to be seen!" - Lisa

Feb 27, 2020, 3:01 AM
: "Waited at An Med for 5 hours & still waiting" - Kim

Feb 27, 2020, 3:01 AM
: "Waited at An Med for 5 hours & still waiting" - Kim

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