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Ellis Health Center Emergency Department



Emergency Care - When Every Minute Counts

600 McClellan Street, Schenectady NY 12308 - 518.382.2222

Ellis Medicine operates an Emergency Department at the Ellis Health Center at 600 McClellan Street, Schenectady. This facility is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with an experienced team of physicians and health care providers, committed to providing you with the highest quality of care in the timeliest manner possible.

24/7 Emergency Care

The Emergency Department at Ellis Health Center is staffed, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with an experienced team of physicians and health care providers, committed to providing you with the highest quality of care in the timeliest manner possible.

For more information about Ellis Medicine’s Emergency Services, please call 1.888.EllisInfo (1.888.355.4746) or 518.243.3333.

Quality emergency care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Ellis Medicine operates an Emergency Department at the Ellis Health Center at 600 McClellan Street, Schenectady. This facility is staffed, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with an experienced team of physicians and health care providers, committed to providing you with the highest quality of care in the timeliest manner possible.

Ellis also operates the Golub Center for Emergency Services at Ellis Hospital. Together, Ellis Medicine's Emergency Departments handle more than 80,000 visits per year. We continue to implement new initiatives to improve quality of care and reduce the wait time for patients.

Highlights of our emergency process improvements include

Streamlined triage and registration process that has reduced the average time from triage to getting a patient into an exam room to just 11 minutes.

Physician In Triage (PIT) program through which an emergency room physician conducts an initial assessment of the patient, ordering medications and testing as needed.

An electronic Emergency Department Tracking Board and electronic health records (debuting in early 2011) will help provide greater efficiencies, enhanced communication among caregivers, and ultimately provide further quality and patient safety improvements.

Ellis' emergency medicine experts are utilizing innovative, time saving procedures and technology to enhance quality of care and reduce the wait time for patients.

Ellis collaborates with EMS professionals by donating enhanced EKG units that can transmit EKGs directly to the ED, helping to recognize heart attack patients even before they arrive at Ellis.

Ensuring a continuum of care

Ellis Medicine strives to ensure that a patient's care doesn't end when he/she leaves the emergency department. Ellis' Emergency care team collaborates with the hospital's case managers and the health services navigators at the Ellis Medical Home to link patients with the resources they need when they leave the hospital - whether it's a referral to a primary or specialty care physician, assistance with completing an application for health insurance or connecting them to community and social service agencies. These collaborations go a long way toward reducing unnecessary emergency room visits and providing an effective continuum of care for the patient.

For more information about Ellis Medicine’s Emergency Services, please call 1.888.EllisInfo (1.888.355.4746) or 518.243.3333.