Emergency Services at New Milford Hospital

New Milford Hospital’s Arnhold Emergency Department proudly provides emergency medical care to our community and surrounding towns. Our 11,000-square-foot, sustainable and “green” space has private patient rooms, specialty care areas and an expanded triage desk. Equipped with the latest technology and open 24/7, we treat every patient with respect, compassion and attentive, supportive care. If you are facing a life-threatening medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately to get the fastest, most effective care.

Public access will be through the new Elm Street entrance, allowing ambulance-only access through the historic entrance at the back of the building. Here is what you can expect upon arrival at the New Milford Hospital Emergency Department:

  • A receptionist will ask you for some basic information (unless your care requires immediate intervention in the emergency department).
  • You’ll next see a nurse who will evaluate your symptoms, ask more questions and check your vital signs to determine the severity of your condition. This process is called "triage."
  • Everyone who comes to the emergency department will be seen, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay.
  • If any tests (such as blood tests, X-rays or heart tracings) are performed, some waiting time will be necessary to process the tests and report the results.
  • When the test results are received and the treatment is completed, the physician or physician assistant will discuss your condition and make recommendations. You will be discharged home or admitted to the hospital, depending on your condition.
  • If you are going home, the nurse will review your discharge instructions with you. Please feel free to ask any questions regarding your care before you leave. We want to make sure you understand your discharge instructions.

As a member of the WCHN, New Milford Hospital works in partnership with Danbury Hospital to provide care and treatment of serious medical emergencies.

After being stabilized at New Milford Hospital, patients with trauma, or suspected stroke or heart attack are immediately transported to Danbury Hospital in a well-equipped ambulance, staffed with trained paramedics. A Level II Trauma Center with an award-winning critical care unit, a Stroke Center and a Chest Pain Center, Danbury Hospital delivers life-saving care for people with trauma or suspected stroke or heart attack.