What happens when I arrive at Bellevue Medical Center's Emergency Department?
An emergency situation can be a stressful one, especially when you are unclear on what will happen. To relieve some of this anxiety, we have provided an overview of what you may expect during a visit to the Emergency Department at Bellevue Medical Center.
- Arrive and check-in at the access desk just inside the Emergency Room doors.
- You will be seen by a triage nurse who will do a medical screening evaluation to determine the level of care you need.
- Based on the severity of your medical needs, you will be brought to a procedural room for a physician evaluation. Please keep in mind that wait time may be longer for those who have less-immediate needs so that patients with life-threatening medical issues may be seen immediately.
- Testing may be performed, if necessary, based on the physician evaluation.
- Treatment is given based on screening and testing results.
- Additional testing may be done, if needed.
Written and verbal discharge instructions with any recommended follow-up care will be given to you once you have been permitted to leave by your medical staff. A list of updated medications and any new prescriptions needed will be given to you upon discharge. It may be helpful to have a family member or close friend with you to help with this process.
An optional survey evaluating the level of satisfaction you received during your time with us will be sent to your home after discharge. Your thoughts are important to us, and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to help us improve our emergency services.