Norwalk Community Hospital provides our community with a 24/7 paramedic-receiving, emergency department (ED) conveniently located on Bloomfield Avenue between Civic Center Drive and Foster Road.
While you can’t predict an emergency, if and when one does occur, our emergency physicians, nurses and support staff are committed to providing you with timely, personalized care. Our ED is often the initial point of care for our patients, so the welcome and treatment our patients receive is of utmost importance to us.
Emergency patients can take comfort in knowing that we are nationally ranked in patient safety, pulmonary services and GI treatment, in addition to achieving national recognition in treatment of heart failure, GI bleeds, bowel obstruction and respiratory failure in 2019.
At Norwalk Community Hospital, we are prepared to treat patients with a wide range of medical needs, including those with minor to critical illness or injury. If needed, our emergency physicians have immediate access to specialists.
When to Visit an ED
Below are general examples of when to visit an emergency department; it is not a complete list:
- Abdominal pain - especially intense localized pain
- Blood in the urine, or bloody diarrhea
- Bleeding that cannot be stopped
- Change in mental status
- Chest pain
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Open wound fractures
- Fainting or dizziness
- Fever with convulsions
- Severe headache or head injury, especially if the individual is on aspirin or blood thinners
- Sudden inability to speak, see, walk or move
- Sudden numbness or weakness
- Wheezing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
These are general examples of when to visit an emergency department, it is not a complete list. Several conditions occurring simultaneously can be significant. In case of an emergency, call 911.
Emergency Care Close to Home
Prior to an emergency, think about which emergency department you would prefer for you and your family, and plan the fastest route to get there safely. In case of an emergency, call 911. At Norwalk Community Hospital, we are committed to partnering with you to assure that you and your family receive quality, accessible care.
If you have any questions about our emergency services, please call us at (562) 863-4763. We are conveniently located at 13222 Bloomfield Avenue in Norwalk.