Emergency and After Hours Care
Have an Emergency? Call us First!
If there is an emergency, please call our office and speak to a provider – there is always someone on call 24-7.
We are your advocates and partners in health and would like to facilitate your hospital, ER and urgent care needs.
If you believe you need after hours care or may need to go to the emergency room, please do the following:
Call the office (day or night) at 215-440-8681 to notify us of your problem.
There is always a provider on call to assist you. Some problems that are less severe may be treated by your provider over the phone until the office opens on the next business day, thus saving you the expense and wait time typically encountered in busy emergency rooms. If you are unsure about what to do, please call us first.
9th Street Internal Medicine urgent and next day appointments
If you have an urgent problem, call us at (215) 440-8681. We can see you for a same day and next day appointment. These are available with shorter wait time and lower costs than the emergency room.
If you go to the emergency room
Call our office number to let us know so that we can contact the emergency room on your behalf. It is important that the physicians there, who do not know you, have access to your complete medical history. Also please advise the ER staff of the name of your physician at NSIM and request that they contact us to give them your medical history and to update us on their findings and recommendations.
If you are admitted to the hospital
Call, or have someone you trust call the office as soon as possible, certainly within 24 hours, to be sure that we are aware of your admission and the name of your hospital physician. (Note: the hospital may not notify us of your admission, so please make sure we are aware.) We will assist you in arranging appropriate after hospital care, including home care, additional testing, and follow-up appointments in our office and with specialists as needed.
When you are discharged
From either the ER or hospital please contact the office to arrange for appropriate follow up care as soon as possible.