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Emergency Department

The Emergency Department at Touro practices leading-edge emergency medicine in a patient-focused environment. We combine outstanding clinical care, efficiency, comfort, dignity and safety to more than 34,000 patients each year.

Our dedicated team is always available to care of you and your family. The Touro Emergency Room offers:

• Board-certified emergency physicians
• 24-hour access to imaging and lab services for a faster diagnosis
• Convenient location
• Comprehensive specialists including: reconstructive surgery, neurology among others

>> Emergency Department
The Touro Emergency Department has 17 beds and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

All patients presenting to the Emergency Department register upon entry and are then triaged by a registered nurse and directed to the appropriate destination.

Patients with less-urgent issues-such as the flu, lacerations, or rashes will be put on the "express lane" to the Fast Track. Those critical patients will be taken to the emergency department. Separating critical and less critical patients will result in less waiting time and an even higher level of care.

Emergency Department: (504) 897-8250
>> Fast Track
Patients with less serious illnesses and injuries can be seen in the Fast Track area, shortening both wait and treatment times. Fast Track is not an urgent care center, but an "express lane" through the Emergency Department experience, open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

To access Fast Track, patients come to the Emergency Department and are evaluated by a triage nurse prior to treatment to assess the severity of their injury or illness.

To ensure that patients are sent to the proper area, patients still need to complete the triage process in the main emergency department.
Fast Track has 12 cardiac monitored beds and is open from 10 am to 10 pm daily.

During other times, minor illnesses are treated in the main department. Fast Track is located within the Emergency Department. If your injury or illness ends up being more extensive, all the resources of a full Emergency Department are available to you.

Fast Track: (504) 897-8250 Extension 3711

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