Staffed by highly experienced emergency medicine specialists, the Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Emergency Department at University Hospital provides care to adults and children with minor to acute illnesses and injuries from cuts and abrasions to the flu, from microsurgery to head trauma.
Because University Hospital is the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), our emergency medical staff can easily consult with on-call medical specialists who also work at Rutgers, including surgeons, neurologists and cardiologists. University Hospital takes extra precautions to prevent the spread of infections in our EDs, including the use of their isolation rooms to keep all patients safe.
Working side by side with the Eric Muñoz Trauma Center, the only Level I Trauma Center in northern New Jersey, the department offers the highest level of care. University Hospital’s Emergency Department is the busiest emergency department in the State of New Jersey with more than 100,000 visits annually.
In addition to the Trauma Center, the Emergency Department offers:
- Adult Acute Care
- Pediatric Emergency Department – offering care to injured and ill children in a cheerful, self-contained area.
- Psychiatric Emergency Department – a locked and supervised area that provides care to individuals in crisis
- Fast Track Area – to provide expedited care to adults with minor illness and injuries
University Hospital also receives patients via air transport through our partnership with the Northern Shock Trauma Air Rescue (NorthSTAR). Together with our ground-based critical care transport service and our University Hospital-based fleet of EMS ambulances, we provide the people of the Newark community, as well as the people of New Jersey, with state-of-the-art emergency medical care.
In addition, the Emergency Department staff is highly trained to respond to disasters, both natural and man-made, including acts of terrorism.
Operating Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
For Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
Emergent Transfers: (973) 972-5123
Emergency Department Administration: (973) 972-5128