Care When You Need It

Emergency Care

When you’re in need of attention from a sudden and serious illness or injury, the Emergency Center team at Bristol Hospital is here to attend to your emergency.

Immediate Care You Can Count On

When life or health is on the line, the Bristol Hospital Emergency Center is here for you, with shorter-than-average wait times (around 20 minutes average) and all the advanced services you might need.

Our entire team — from board-certified emergency physicians to specially trained nurses, technicians and other professionals — are committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate care as quickly and efficiently as possible. Bristol Health has partnered with Medical Emergency Professionals (MEP), a valued hospital partner providing dynamic leadership and strategic focus to our Emergency Center.

We offer the best in emergency medicine by offering:

When to Visit the Emergency Center

When injury or illness is an immediate threat to life or health, you need emergency care. For life-threatening conditions, please call 911 and go to the nearest emergency room.

Emergency or Urgent Care

100
Visits Per Day
On average, the Emergency Center sees 100 patients or more per day.
40
Thousand
People receive care at our Emergency Center annually.
1
Percent
The Emergency Department rated in the top 1 percent in patient satisfaction.

Impact Story

Dr. Andrew Lim, a physician in the Emergency Center, has recognized a need in the Bristol community and is addressing it in a new and innovative way. Each day, Dr. Lim and his colleagues treat patients overdosing on opioids and heroin with the antidote, Narcan.

While this is standard protocol in hospital emergency rooms across the nation as the opioid epidemic reaches crisis levels, Dr. Lim and the Bristol Hospital Emergency Center are sending home a prescription for a second dose of Narcan to each patient who has been treated with Narcan for an overdose.

In addition to the prescription, Bristol Hospital provides personal follow-up with phone calls to patients one week and one month later to ensure they are seeking the help and assistance they need to address their substance abuse with the goal of preventing further emergency trips to the hospital.

Renovating the Center, Expanding Care

A strategic planning team has worked with architects to address current conditions and create concepts for a full expansion and renovation of the Bristol Hospital Emergency Center. The plan further advances the goal to deliver attentive care in a comfortable setting – where physicians and patients have the space and technology to handle a variety of healthcare situations.

News, Advice & Stories

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Bristol Health's Dr. Upadhyay is pleased to inform you that Bristol Health performed it first Radiofrequency Ablation of the metastatic spine tumor using a minimally invasive technique in September, 2019

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Perhaps the most rewarding part of being a respiratory therapist is helping people to quit smoking. Day in and day out respiratory therapists, nurses and other clinicians see the tragic effects of cigarette addiction. Being a part of helping to eliminate or alleviate all that suffering is a wonderful experience. Like most health care providers who continually see the immediate and long-term benefits when someone stops smoking, I can’t help but want to share the good news of those benefits.

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Take the First Step to Quitting Smoking Today

Perhaps the most rewarding part of being a respiratory therapist is helping people to quit smoking. Day in and day out respiratory therapists, nurses and other clinicians see the tragic effects of cigarette addiction. Being a part of helping to eliminate or alleviate all that suffering is a wonderful experience.

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Aug 14, 2019

Bristol Hospital bows $1.2M behavioral unit

Bristol Hospital, which rebranded as Bristol Health earlier this year, recently opened a new 10-bed behavioralhealth unit in its emergency department.

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Aug 14, 2019

Bristol wants fresh start for old factory

City seeks candidates to rehabilitate113-year-old J.H. Sessions building

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