All Emergency Departments are not the same, which is especially important if you or a loved one is age 65 or older. When deciding where to seek emergency care, remember: Only Bridgeport Hospital offers GEMS—our Geriatric Emergency Medicine Service.
A dedicated GEMS nurse practitioner oversees Emergency Department care for you or your loved one by:
- Greeting patients and explaining what type of testing may be done, which helps put patients and their families at ease.
- Working with Emergency Department doctors to provide treatment and quickly determine whether patients need to be admitted to the hospital or can return home.
- Ensuring that patients return to a safe environment, whether at home or another facility, with a proper plan of care
Hours and Contact Information
GEMS is available seven days a week, 9:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
For more information about GEMS, please call 203-384-GEMS (4367).