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Emergency Department


The St. Anthony Community Hospital Emergency Department (ED) staff is dedicated to providing our local community and Hudson Valley region with fast, compassionate and advanced emergency care.

Our Emergency Department offers initial wait times of less than 15 minutes - well below the national average of 30 minutes.

Emergency Department
15 Maple Avenue, Warwick, NY 10990
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If you seek immediate medical attention, please call 911

The Emergency Department team understands that immediate medical attention is vital for patients who are sick and are seeking emergency medical care. A separate Fast Track isn’t even necessary because medical care is provided promptly by the Emergency department staff.

St. Anthony Community Hospital’s commitment to patient-centered care, conveniently close to home in Warwick, includes:

  • 24/7 access to board-certified physicians and supported by an experienced team of nurses and technicians
    • At least three nurses and one physician are available at all times to ensure patients receive timely, outstanding care
  • A guarantee that each patient is seen by a skilled physician each visit
  • An 11-bay Emergency Department with isolation capabilities if necessary for additional privacy
  • A secure entrance and exit with locked and restricted access
  • Enhanced imaging technology and radiology equipment that helps physicians provide a faster, more precise diagnosis

Patients can be assured of top-notch care in a compassionate environment that blends medical expertise, available around-the-clock, with advanced treatments, technology and equipment.

Transfer Programs

If a higher level of care is needed, patients are seamlessly transferred to the Emergency Department at Westchester Medical Center, the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the Hudson Valley Region. Its facilities provide complex, multidisciplinary emergency care 24 hours a day for the most critically injured patients requiring the most advanced intervention available. Services include: certified comprehensive stroke center, 24-hour MedEvac transport (helicopter and ground), behavioral health emergency services (24/7) and CT technology and real-time digital radiology. Learn more.

Transfer is also available to Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), the region's ONLY dedicated Obstetrics Emergency Department that offers expectant mothers and families high-quality, specialized labor and delivery care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Good Samaritan Hospital is the only OB-ED in Rockland and Orange Counties and in the entire Hudson Valley. Learn more.

What to Expect at the St. Anthony Community Hospital Emergency Department 

Where do I go if I walk in with an emergency?

Our Emergency Room is located on the main lobby level in the rear of the hospital. Usually, the first person you will see in the Emergency Department is our triage nurse. The nurse checks vital signs including temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and breathing and asks questions to evaluate your condition.

How do I register?

Unless your illness requires you to be treated immediately you will be directed registration area. You will be asked for basic information about yourself. We do not discriminate based on your ability to pay or any other factors.

In what order are patients seen?

Patients are not always treated in the order in which they arrive. Unlike a physician's office where appointments are scheduled in advance, many emergency cases often arrive at once. In the Emergency Department, the most seriously ill or severely injured patients are treated first. If your condition is not life threatening, you may be asked to be seated in the waiting room until your name is called.

Why do patients have to wait for treatment in the emergency department?

People wait in emergency departments for many reasons. Some of these include:

  • Waiting while the sickest patients are seen first.
  • Overcrowding due to epidemics such as the flu. Also, unlike a doctor’s office where appointments are scheduled, many emergency patients may arrive at once.
  • Waiting for X-Ray and laboratory results. (Some test results take longer than others.) Waiting for consultations for specialist physicians.

How long can I expect to be in the emergency department?

The very best care takes time. A triage nurse will grade your condition by severity. Patients with life-threatening conditions such as stroke and heart attack are seen first. Your total stay may depend on your symptoms, illness and whether you have to be admitted to the hospital. Also, if an emergency room physician consults with a specialist or you have special tests and X-rays taken, your stay may be longer.

I am confused by the number of bills I receive from one visit to the Emergency Department. Can you please explain?

You will receive one bill from the hospital and a separate bill from the Emergency Department physician who provided your care. You will receive additional separate bills from any physician who performed services, such as X-ray interpretation, pathology tissue examination and so forth.

Whom should I call if I have concerns about my care or questions about my care bill?

  • For questions concerning quality of care: Elise Steffens, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager/Emergency Department 845.987.5293
  • For questions regarding your hospital billing: 844.419.2701

What should I do when an emergency occurs?

Be prepared. Call 911. Keep emergency telephone numbers near your telephone. When calling for help, speak calmly and clearly. Give your name, address, phone number, location of victim (e.g. upstairs in the bedroom) and nature of the problem. Do not hang up until the dispatcher tells you to in case additional information is needed.

Our Emergency Department staff is always available if you have questions or concerns.

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Hear from Our Team

November 16, 2023
Listen to Bonnie Brown, DO, Medical Director, and Elise Steffens, RN, Nursing Manager of the Emergency Department of St. Anthony Community Hospital, on WTBQ Radio’s “Health Matters.” They describe the types of conditions that are treated in the ED.

June 2, 2022
When an emergency strikes, immediate medical attention close to home is vital. Brett Berliner, MD, Emergency Department Medical Director, and Scott Frae, ED and EMS Outreach Manager, were interviewed on WTBQ Radio’s weekly talk show “Health Matters" about the essential role of EMS professionals and the emergency medicine services provided at St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network.

March 3, 2022
Listen to “Health Matters” on WTBQ Radio with Dr. Anthony Leno, Emergency Department Medical Director for St. Anthony Community Hospital and Bon Secours Community Hospital, and Elise Steffens, RN, Emergency Department Manager and Emergency Management Coordinator at St. Anthony Community Hospital, all members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. They discuss the importance of prompt patient-centered care when advancing emergency medicine in the community.

Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed is a national, hands-on program that is available free to the community. Its purpose is to teach individuals to help someone who is bleeding. It helps encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders can be, bystanders will usually be first on the scene. Mass casualty events, car accidents, falls or household accidents can lead to severe injuries. The Stop the Bleed campaign, launched in October 2015 by The White House, aims to teach bleeding control to the public and improve survivability. By providing civilian bystanders with the skills and basic tools needed to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation, lives can be saved.


For more information contact:


Scott Frae
Manager, Emergency Management and EMS Outreach


Frank Stevens
Emergency Management and EMS Outreach Coordinator