At Westchester Health, we know that sometimes you or a family member has a serious illness or injury and you need to see your physician, right away. In cases like these, we accommodate our patients with same-day appointments, extended hours and weekend hours in many of our offices. If that is not possible, we also offer after hours urgent care at our four GOHEALTH urgent care facilities. But remember, you can always call us first at your doctor’s main number.
When to go to your own doctor
When you or a family member is sick or injured but it is NOT an emergency, your first step should be to call your Westchester Health physician. We will try our very best to see you as soon as possible that same day. Your doctor will evaluate your symptoms, diagnose the problem and treat your condition right away. If your doctor feels you should see a specialist, he/she will speed up that process so you can be seen as soon as possible.
Your doctor knows you and your history
Here at Westchester Health, we know you personally because we’ve developed a relationship with you over time, often decades. We know your medical history, family history, record of immunizations, chronic conditions, risk factors, mental health issues and any other health conditions you may have. At Westchester Health, we strongly feel that this physician-patient relationship and detailed medical knowledge enable us to give you more accurate, more informed and more compassionate care.
When you need to see your doctor RIGHT AWAY, call his/her office and in most cases, you will be given an appointment that same day.
After Hours: 2 Options
1. Call (914) 232-1919 and our 24-hour answering service will relay your information to your physician who will get back to you as soon as possible during the next day’s business hours. In an emergency, your physician will be paged immediately.
When to go to the Emergency Department
Some situations are clearly an emergency and you should call 911 or head straight to the nearest Emergency Department. These include:
- chest pain
- difficulty breathing
- heart attack or stroke
- broken bone(s)
- severe burn
- advanced dehydration
- deep cut
- loss of consciousness
- pregnancy complications
- uncontrolled or excessive bleeding
- coughing up or vomiting blood
- head injury
- abdominal pain
- moderate, severe, uncontrolled or unexplained pain
- major injury (fall, car crash, gunshot wound)
- extreme emotional distress (including suicidal or homicidal thoughts)
- any serious medical concern or uncertainty
For the highest quality of personalized care, please come see us
At Westchester Health, we’re committed to delivering the very highest level of health and wellness care, centered around you.