Here's what you need to know before you request an appointment:
Not all head injuries are emergencies, but anyone who sustains a head injury with any of the following symptoms should be seen in an emergency room:
- Confusion or disorientation after the injury
- A headache along with nausea and/or vomiting
- Evidence of deteriorating mental status
Also, if any of these symptoms occur within 24 hours of a head injury, you need to go to the emergency room, even if you felt okay at the time of injury. The NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center emergency room is on East 68th Street, east of York Avenue. In an emergency, however, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.
Anyone who sustains a concussion should be evaluated by a specialist, even in non-emergency situations. If you would like a same-day or next-day appointment (weekdays only), please call our concussion hotline at 212-746-1112.
You may also use one of our online forms to request an appointment. Click here to begin.