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

Visits Per Day
On average, the Emergency Center sees 100 patients or more per day.
People receive care at our Emergency Center annually.
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

Nov 17, 2019

Red carpet glamour: Bristol Hospital hosts fundraiser for ER renovation

SOUTHINGTON – Bristol Hospital rolled out the red carpet for its annual signature event Saturday night at the Aqua Turf Club.

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Nov 15, 2019

City officials, police and Bristol Health fight the opioid epidemic with the new COBRA program

BRISTOL - City officials have partnered with Bristol Health to address the opioid crisis, and substance abuse in general, in an unconventional way.

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Nov 14, 2019

Bristol firefighters find another way to save lives through fundraiser

BRISTOL - As if saving people from burning buildings wasn’t enough, local firefighters have found another way to save lives in the community.

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Nov 09, 2019

New York-based developer to buy 2 downtown buildings from Bristol Hospital, provide housing, job placement services for veterans

Bristol Hospital has agreed to sell two downtown buildings to a New York-based development company that will provide temporary housing and job placement services to veterans.

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Nov 08, 2019

Newest medical director at Bristol Hospital brings experience, veteran savvy

Bristol Hospital’s newest medical director brings with him over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and 11 years in the Army Special Forces.

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