Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Last Updated: Aug. 28, 2017 10:36 am

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Pediatric Emergency Support Resources

Having a child with a medical emergency can be a stressful experience. At Atlantic Health System Children's Health Emergency Department at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center and the Michael Gordon Reeves Pediatric Emergency Department at Goryeb Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center, we work with the Child Life Program to help patients and their families better cope with the anxiety of a hospital visit.

Child life specialists provide a variety of services, such as support during procedures, education, recreational activities and emotional support. By directing a child patient’s attention away from the medical procedures at hand, child life specialists help our emergency nurses and physicians provide the highest level of care.

Social workers are also available for consultation when family circumstances require more assistance.

Additional Support Resources


Morristown Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center

Hackettstown Medical Center

Newton Medical Center

Chilton Medical Center

Patient Transfers

Our Patient Transfer Center is a service offered to hospitals, physicians and family members who wish to transfer a patient to any Atlantic Health System hospital.