Emergency Care

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911!

To reach our Emergency Room please call (203) 576-5877

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.

"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 Care Centers: When & Where You Need Care

For non-life-threatening medical conditions, St. Vincent’s has six Urgent Care Centers to treat you and your family when and where you need care. Locations include: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Shelton and Stratford. 

To schedule an appointment at an Urgent Care Center or at the ER, visit us online at planMYcare.com.  

Your Care Team

Steven Valassis, MD
Chairman, Emergency Medicine

Nicole Loiz, MSN, RN
Director, Department of Emergency Services

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.

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.

>>Learn more about stroke care

>>Learn more about 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


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To speak with someone at the front desk of the Medical Center, please call (203) 576-6000