Emergency Services

Our Emergency Department serves as a regional trauma center and is equipped and staffed for all types of emergencies.


Exterior of CVPH Emergency Department

CVPH Emergency Department

75 Beekman Street
Plattsburgh,  NY  12901

Hours of Operation
24 Hours

In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

The University of Vermont Health Network - CVPH Emergency Department treats more than 50,000 patients per year. Our highly trained Emergency Department staff, working in a well-designed facility, strives to provide high-quality care and a high degree of patient satisfaction. All patients are triaged upon arrival with a goal of providing prompt and appropriate care with priority given to the most critical patients.

The main portion of the Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day and always has two to three physicians on duty. It serves as the regional trauma center and is equipped and staffed to deal with virtually any situation.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

Eleven nurses, specially trained and certified, provide forensic exams and 24-hour-a-day support. A secure, private, comfortable room is reserved near the Emergency Care Center solely for people who have been sexually assaulted. There they can feel safe, receive care, preserve evidence (if desired), shower, change and begin recovery.

Our nurses serve multiple purposes based on the needs and desires of the assault victim. Appropriate medical care, support and comfort are provided. Counselors through the local Crisis Center can be requested. The nurses have also been trained in evidence collection. The incident will remain confidential or law enforcement officials will be notified based upon the wishes of the victim. If the victim is uncertain about prosecuting, evidence can be stored for up to 30 days.

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)

EMT of CVPH is the hospital’s emergency medical response arm.  Along with ambulances being based at CVPH, ambulances are also stationed in various locations throughout the county that provides 911 ambulance service to the towns of Peru, Keeseville, Plattsburgh, Chazy, West Chazy and Beekmantown.

Critical Care Transport

The University of Vermont Health Network's highly specialized critical care transport service serves patients who require transfer to advanced care at The University of Vermont Medical Center from hospitals located throughout our service area of Northern New York and Vermont.  This service, known as The University of Vermont Health Network Critical Care Transport, includes a fleet of specially equipped ambulances and skilled personnel. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

State and National Recognition

Emergency Department Certificate of Recognition

The Emergency Department (ED) at CVPH is proud to receive a Certificate of Recognition from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Governor Cuomo honored the nursing staff for being named a 2020 National Certification Champion among large healthcare organizations by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN). The BCEN is considered the benchmark for board certification across the emergency nursing spectrum. The hospital was recognized for having more than half of its Emergency Department nurses board certified, well on the way to the department’s 5-year goal of every nurse achieving at least one board certification.

Governor Cuomo also noted the team’s work on the frontlines of New York’s fight against COVID-19.

“Your passion for serving the needs of your community is demonstrated in your quest to deliver the best possible patient care.” – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Watch the video below for a special tribute to the Emergency Department team at CVPH after winning this coveted award. And, read more about the 2020 National Certification Champion honor.