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).