Emergency Servicesat White Plains Hospital

When To Seek Emergency Care

At White Plains Hospital, we understand that in a crisis it can be hard to determine which level of care is necessary. A common point of confusion is whether a patient should seek emergency care at the hospital or go to our urgent care center at WP Hospital Medical & Wellness in Armonk, located at 99 Business Park Drive. The main difference between the two levels of care is the level of severity.

If you believe you are experiencing a life threatening medical condition, go straight to the emergency room. However, if you are experiencing less severe illnesses or injuries, urgent care is an appropriate solution.

The chart below lists just a few common conditions that require emergency care, and some symptoms that can be treated at our urgent care center:

Emergency Care Urgent  Care
  • Persistent chest pain, especially if it radiates to your arm or jaw
  • Persistent shortness of breath or wheezing 
  • Loss of balance or fainting
  • Weakness or paralysis
  • Severe heart palpitations
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Newborn baby with a fever
  • Head and eye injuries
  • Deep cuts that require stitches-especially to the face
  • Serious burns
  • Fever without a rash
  • Minor trauma such as a common sprain
  • Painful urination
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Severe sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Cold, cough or flu symptoms
  • Earache

Why White Plains Hospital For Emergency Care?

With over 60,000 visits a year, The Flanzer Center for Emergencies and Critical Care at White Plains Hospital is the busiest in Westchester County offering quality critical care provided by our expert, emergency-trained physicians.

At our Hospital, we focus on a team approach to each and every one of our patients. Patients with less serious conditions may just be seen in triage, while those with more complex needs can be seen in our acute care areas. This new model of care allows us to evaluate, treat and place patients on the quickest path to recovery at home or in the hospital.