24-Hour Emergency Care for Our Community

The Emergency Department at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY, provides 24-hour, seven days a week emergency care for Long Islanders who are experiencing serious to critical medical issues and need immediate care.

Call 9-1-1 immediately if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

Emergency Services

Our highly experienced and compassionate team includes board-certified emergency medicine physicians, registered nurses, radiologists and additional support staff who treat a range of injuries and conditions, including:

  • Heart attack
  • Head injuries
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Pediatric injuries
  • Respiratory distress
  • Stroke

Features of our emergency department include a specialized orthopedic treatment room and a negative pressure room to isolate patients with communicable illnesses.

Primary Stroke Center

St. Charles Hospital is a New York State Department of Health-designated Primary Stroke Center and certified by the New York State Joint Commission. The hospital has received the 2022 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

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St. Charles Hospital has earned Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA), providing elderly patients who visit our emergency department with the necessary expertise, equipment and resources to deliver optimal care.

Obstetrical Emergency Room

A board-certified obstetrician is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Upon arrival to the Emergency Department, patients are assessed and triaged to the Obstetrical Emergency Room. This allows for quicker assessment and management.

American Medical Response

Catholic Health and American Medical Response work together to offer medical transportation services to our patients. Call for an ambulance at any time.



Paramedic-level ambulance service is available for Catholic Health patients at home, care facilities or physician offices needing urgent access to a Catholic Health hospital emergency department.

American Medical Response's 24/7 Care in Motion Transfer Center is equipped with software to facilitate single-call communication with Catholic Health providers requesting medical transportation.

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