Emergency Services

St. Vincent’s Michael J. Daly Center for Emergency and Trauma Care is a full service Level II Trauma Center.

We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Emergency Room (ER) team’s specially trained physicians, nurses and medical support staff are ready when you need us.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, don’t ignore signs of a heart attack, stroke, cancer or other serious medical conditions. Hartford HealthCare’s nine emergency departments are ready to help you, safely and promptly, with dedicated areas for non-COVID patients.

For more information on the precautions we are taking, click here.

“St. Vincent’s is my blessing. It saved my life and I will always be grateful. Because I should have died and I didn’t. I should have brain damage and I don’t. This is the place to come if there’s an emergency. They’re my miracle.”

- Dianne, Fairfield, CT

Rapid Triage Center

If you are experiencing a critical or life-threatening illness, our Rapid Triage Center’s ER staff will provide you with prompt, compassionate care.

The triage process helps our ER staff decide which patients should be treated first. All our patients are evaluated in this manner. Patients with critical or life-threatening illnesses are given top priority.

Our triage nurse has special training to your condition and will ask you questions about your illness or injury and take your blood pressure, pulse and temperature. Under physician guidance and using standard protocols, the triage nurse can begin your care immediately. Medicine for pain or fever may be given and X-rays ordered right away. The Emergency Department staff works hard to provide prompt care, but you may still experience a wait depending on several factors, including the nature of your condition, how busy the department is when you arrive and the number of patients requiring critical care.

Urgent/Walk-In Care Centers: When and Where You Need Care

For non-life-threatening medical conditions, Hartford HealthCare has six Urgent/Walk-In Care Centers in the Fairfield area to treat you and your family when and where you need care. Locations include:  Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Shelton and Stratford.

At the Ready: Stroke and Heart Care Teams

St. Vincent’s is a nationally recognized Stroke Center with accreditation from The Joint Commission. If you or a family member shows symptoms of stroke, care begins in the ambulance. St. Vincent's cardiovascular experts provide 24 hour coverage and a special hospital team is at the ready when you arrive at the hospital. You will be evaluated and cared for immediately.

The Stroke Center

Emergency Angioplasty

Psychiatric Emergency

St. Vincent’s psychiatric emergency medicine team provides professional emergency care in the largest in-patient facility in Fairfield County, for both children and adults. For additional information about our comprehensive in-patient and outpatient behavioral health services, click here.

Your Care Team

Team members who work beside our ER physicians include: consulting physicians, physician assistants, social workers, registered nurses, nurse case managers, nursing assistants, clinical support associates, volunteers, registrars, and environmental services staff.

Pre-Hospital EMS

The St. Vincent’s Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of EMS provides medical authorization, oversight and continuing education for area pre-hospital providers. The Division additionally functions to support EMS providers in their roles and to improve the transition of care between prehospital and in-hospital providers.

Pre-Hospital EMS

Emergency Care

  • Location

    St. Vincent's Medical Center
    2800 Main Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06606
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  • Contact Us

    Phone: 203-576-5877

    If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911!

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