The Emergency Department at Bridgeport Hospital provides the highest level of emergency medical care available in the area. A state-designated regional Trauma Center and the site of Connecticut's only Burn Center, the hospital receives more than 80,000 emergency visits each year. Bridgeport Hospital also has its own helipad for the rapid transport of traumatically injured patients.

Bridgeport Hospital's special Emergency Department services include:

Patients receive care from an experienced team of emergency physicians, nurses, technicians and other healthcare professionals. Employing the latest techniques and technology, Bridgeport Hospital works closely with the area's ambulance services to ensure the best possible care, beginning even before patients arrive at the hospital.

Bridgeport Hospital Milford Campus

The department offers emergency medical care on the Milford Campus 24/7 throughout the year, including skilled medical staff and specialists, access to diagnostic imaging and rooms equipped for special needs such as pediatrics, orthopedics, gynecology, psychology, cardiac care and ears, nose and throat.

Don’t delay care: When to go to the Emergency Department

If you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 including fever, cough, or shortness of breath, contact your healthcare provider before heading to the hospital. But if you are experiencing signs of heart attack or stroke, call 9-1-1 and seek emergency help right away.

Stroke is the sudden loss of neurological function caused by a disruption to the blood supply to the brain or spinal cord. Common symptoms include a sudden onset of a severe headache, weakness on one side of the body such as facial drooping, difficulty speaking, vision loss and incoordination of the body.

The most common symptoms of a heart attack includes discomfort in the chest, shortness of breath and cold sweats.

Go to the emergency department for:

  • Chest pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Head injuries
  • Serious cuts
  • Broken bones
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Speech difficulty
  • Rapid change in vision
  • Sudden onset of a serious headache
  • Weakness or numbness in arms, legs or face
  • Sexual assault