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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Social Security Card

You can apply for a Social Security number for your baby when you apply for your baby’s birth certificate. Just check the box on the birth certificate worksheet. The state agency that issues birth certificates will share your child’s information with Social Security, and they will mail the Social Security card to you. This process will take approximately six to eight weeks. If you cannot wait that long, please call the Social Security Office at 1-800-772-1213.

You can also apply at any Social Security office. If you wait to apply until after you leave the hospital, you must provide evidence of your child’s age, identity and U.S. citizenship status, as well as proof of your identity. Social Security must verify your child’s birth record, which can add up to 12 weeks to the time it takes to issue a card. To verify a birth record, Social Security will contact the office that issued it.