Emergency Care

Seconds Count … Whether you need urgent emergency care or lifesaving medicine, the Emergency Team is here for you.

  • 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
  • Accessible by Land, Sea and Air
  • Heliport and Emergency Dock
  • Expert Patient-Focused Care
  • Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified Nurses
  • Credentialed Team -- Exceeding New York State Standards
  • One of the ”Shortest Waiting Times” in Suffolk County

Life-threatening stroke and heart attack, broken bones, cuts and sprains, are among the wide range of conditions treated each day by emergency specialists at Eastern Long Island Hospital.

Ambulance Service and 911

Chest Pain: Don’t drive to the emergency room, call “911” so that treatment can begin immediately by EMS. Not sure if it’s life threatening? Let the expert emergency team at ELIH send you home rather than risk losing valuable treatment time. Heart muscle can be saved, if treatment can be given at the onset of pain. Many medications have a limited window of time for administration.


F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke.

Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?

Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?

Time to call 9-1-1 – If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.

Vial of Life: Keep critical medical information handy in case EMS personnel need it.

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Local EMS/Fire Departments:

  • East Marion
  • Greenport
  • Southold
  • Cutchogue
  • Mattituck
  • Orient
  • Shelter Island
  • Plum Island

Poison Control: 800.222.1222

Where is the Emergency Department?

The ER is located on the southeast side of the hospital on the 1st floor. Follow the red Emergency signs from Manor Lane by car to the “Walk-In” entrance when your condition is not life threatening.

Non-Ambulance Traffic: Look for directional signs placed at the first (westernmost) driveway entrance on Manor Place, and at the Atlantic Avenue and Manor Place intersection. This designated route is for the general public to access the ER by traveling along the southwest side of the Hospital by Townsend Creek. Dedicated ER parking is available by the “Walk-In” Emergency Entrance.

Lawrence R. Schiff, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Director Emergency Department
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Director/EMS