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ER Wait Time in New York Hospitals

These are the average wait times New York hospital ER's from fastest to slowest. Actual wait times will depend on many factors.

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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
Ny Eye And Ear Infirmary
New York N/A
N/A
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 New York emergency room and the slowest.

Stories



Feb 17, 2024, 1:09 AM
: "I currently have been waiting SEVEN hours at Advocate Christ Hospital " - April

Feb 16, 2024, 7:17 PM
: "At 4 hours and counting right now at Lowell General. Staff won’t give estimates on how much longer either. " - Chris

Feb 14, 2024, 4:20 PM
: "I sat a long while just to have the doctor say rectum nearly killed em." - Lewis

Feb 10, 2024, 9:57 AM
: "Went to Bethesda North ER. Currently waiting +2 hours went right thru triage and check in. The two hours is me in ER room waiting for pancreatitis help. Same hospital I was taken by squad earlier this week admitted and spent two days " - Shannon

Feb 07, 2024, 8:18 PM
: "5 hours and still waiting " - Cesar

Jan 31, 2024, 1:29 PM
: "I spent 14 hours at the Clovis ER with a bad gallbladder. During that time I did have several tests done but then was sent back out to the waiting room. Finally decided to go home since I was told I would not be operated on because there were no available beds. Took my IV out myself and went home. My pain level was 8/9 but better to be at home resting than sitting in an ER waiting room. Came back three days later to have outpatient surgery but due to complications I had to spend the night. Took hours to get a room. " - Janet

Jan 26, 2024, 3:44 AM
: "So slow I am having cramps wile I am pregnant and they don't seam to care . This is by far the slowest hospitals I have ever been in
"
- Natasha

Jan 22, 2024, 9:22 PM
: "Waited 6 hours with a broken arm and cried the entire time.
Alton Memorial in Alton Illinois. "
- Marsha

Jan 15, 2024, 3:44 PM
: "OVER 24 HOURS at University Of Chicago. My 82yr dad is in a hallway and they will not let anyone back there with him. They keep saying they are waiting for a bed, but he still sitting since Sunday at 3:30pm. Looks like these wait times do not update.

Any suggestions for a site with accurate times?"
- Sheryl

Jan 15, 2024, 12:34 PM
: "Wait time is the same everyday that I been checking this site" - Beth

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