Emergency Department

Accessible by land, sea, and air, our Emergency Department is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Our credentialed team of physicians, nurses, and staff exceed New York State standards and are committed to treating your emergency with urgency. 

For most patients, our ER has one of the shortest wait times in Suffolk County. Specialty-trained staff are available 365 days of the year to treat a full spectrum of patient experiences — whether you need urgent emergency care of lifesaving medicine. 

Every person who comes to the Emergency Department is given appropriate treatment regardless of their ability to pay. Please have your insurance plan’s identification card(s) with you and available so that the hospital may bill your insurance plan directly for you. Please be knowledgeable about your insurance plan’s co-pay amount, deductibles, and other important information when going to the Emergency Department.

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital Emergency Department: 

  • Provides round-the-clock care for more than 25,000 residents of the North Fork and Shelter Island
  • Equipped with dedicated areas for trauma, Cardiac and specialized isolation rooms
  • For over 95% of patients, our ER has one of the shortest wait times in all of Suffolk County

Your Care Team

Lawrence R. Schiff MD, FACEP FAAEM, Director of Emergency Department

  • Kai Sturmann, MD
  • Alethea Garber, MD
  • Ryan Zapata, MD
  • Chris Edelstein, RPA
  • Beatrice Uerlings, RPA
  • Suzan Bignami, RPA
  • Karla Brantuk, RPA
  • Charlene Persaud, RPA