First Impressions: Emergency Medical Care

This comment (from “c”) came in last night, making  me realize that it could be interesting to hear others’ experiences with Emergency Medical Care, the new facility at Chambers at West. (I cleaned it up just a bit—no offense, c! Maybe EMC can help with Compulsive Editor’s Syndrome….)

I came down with a nasty cold/flu this week, out of nowhere my temperature spiking up to 104 degrees. My doctor said it would be four days before he could see me. I rushed over to Emergency Medical Center, and they admitted me immediately (no wait). They also took my insurance (UNH). Unlike a doctor’s office, where they look at you and talk to you and then send you out with a prescription, this place actually treats you on the spot. Thinking I might have pneumonia, they gave me an X-ray (with results in no time) and took and analyzed my blood on site. Then they pumped two IV bags of meds into me. I went from shaking with a 104-degree fever to stabilized and feeling much better in an hour. I am glad I didn’t wait four days just to see my Upper East Side doctor. The place is no frills but who cares? They had good equipment and the people were super nice and professional. And if you are afraid of New York Downtown Hospital as much as I am, this is a great emergency/quick care alternative.

Have you been? What did you think?



  1. Thanks for the clean up. Must have been the codeine typing

  2. Update: They have called me for the past 2 days to check in to see how I was feeling. Nice service all around.

  3. They gave me the EXACT same treatment last week. I was a bit sceptical at how much they were doing but granted, it worked. Did you have any trouble with the insurance claims?

  4. I’m late to the game for this article, but I’m really glad you guys got the treatment you needed. Stay healthy and safe! We’re here 24 hours.