Worst Hospital ER Wait Time in Onondaga County - Onondaga, NY (2023)

Average wait times at hospital in Onondaga County show the time patients can expect to spend. Actual wait times will depend on many factors, such as severity of the injury, time of day, and staffing. Patients are quickly evaluated as part of a triage process, so the most severe cases can be treated first. Depending on the hospital, this initial wait can run from a few minutes to over an hour. The times below also include wait times for initial treatment, since there can be many delays after the triage process. Choose an ER with a shorter wait time to get seen more quickly.

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Total Wait Times
Syracuse3h 14m
Syracuse3h 58m
Syracuse4h 8m

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These are the average time from entering the ER to being admitted to the hospital by a doctor. In a busy ER, patients will be seen by a triage nurse first. Then the wait time will vary by severity, and how busy the ER is at the time of day. Patients with less serious problems could have substantially longer waits.

There is a 54 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in Onondaga and the slowest.


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Dec 06, 2022, 7:12 AM
: "I waited in the Southern Maryland Hospital's Emergency Room for 6 hours. After only being triaged and having some blood taken, I just sat and sat. No place to elevate my foot. I was sent there by a foot doctor to have a procedure done to bring down the swelling in my foot. There was one lady who was screaming in pain. No progress reports were every given as to what was going on. A man had been there since 6 in the morning. By 7 pm he still had not been seen. It is not helpful to see people who arrived after you receiving attention without any progress report being given. Several people who had been there for hours before I arrived, got up and left. This really needs to be addressed. " - Langford

Dec 06, 2022, 12:51 AM
: "Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting the EMERGENCY ROOM.. we'll be checking back as we continue to fine tune this new triage system. In between caring for actual, life threatening emergencies.. many of which, are unpredictable, though our firefighters and paramedics do their best to notify us en route, while simultaneously providing life saving interventions. We do apologize if this is impacted your wait time.

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- Dr

Dec 05, 2022, 6:09 PM
: "Been sitting in Sky Ridge ER for over 2 hours with trouble breathing and abdomen about ready to rupture.
This is insane! There are serious conditions in here that need immediate attention and no one getting them help? What is this?
Never seen this before in my life. What an embarrassment to healthcare!
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- Kristen-Manners

Dec 04, 2022, 5:41 PM
: "Unfortunately, I had 2 awful experiences at LGH in June. This time I arrived by ambulance because of excruciating pain in my stomach. I was given fentanyl in the ambulance because the pain was so bad and they couldn't get in an IV. Anytime I go into a medical emergency situation I make it a point to tell the medical staff that I cannot be catheterized through my penis because of a stricture so they have to go through the abdomen. The nurse said she understood. I get a bunch of tests done, nobody tells me anything about them. I start to feel uncomfortable because I have to pee and can't. I told the nurse that I get urine retention from anesthetics and it seems like fentanyl is one of those. The situation got worse and nobody seemed to care. It got to the point that I was literally yelling for help. People would just walk right by, my curtain was open. Nurses were talking about chewing gum about 10 feet away. I called out for several minutes until a custodian came by and popped his head in asking if I needed help. Someone came later. I ended up getting into such pain that I was all cold, sweaty, rocking back and forth in the bed, and couldn't stop moaning. A while later the nurse came in and said the doctor called the urologist on-call and he'd be there in about 2 HOURS! That was ridiculous, there was a very good chance that my bladder would have burst by then or the urine would back up into my kidneys. While waiting for the urologist, in INSANE pain, I was able to get about a tablespoon of pee out. 15 minutes later, the same thing. So, slowly I was able to empty my bladder to the point that it didn't hurt anymore. Later, there had been a nursing shift change and when she was doing stuff on the computer I asked her if they ever found out anything about my stomach. Her response was, "Stomach? Stomach? Aren't you here for urine retention?" Also, after admission into the ER, I saw a doctor once. I had complained to the nurse that I hadn't see one and her response was,"Yes, you did, he was just in here. He gave you the IV." He never told me he was the doctor. One last thing, later I was told by a medical professional that a level 1 trauma center, which I believe LGH is, by law, to have all on-call doctors onsite within 30 minutes of contact. That law is obviously not followed at LGH. " - Dan

Dec 04, 2022, 5:15 PM
: "I waited 9 hours in the ER, overnight, to see a doctor. I had a large ugly blister near the base of my penis. Since I had been on some high powered antibiotics he said that it couldn't be an infection. When he left the nurse told me to put a warm moist cloth on it and it would open. I went to the University of Chicago the next day where they admitted me for surgery the following morning. The infection had reached the bone. If I hadn't gone there I might have literally lost my penis. I asked the Dr. at U of C about being on high power antibiotics right beforehand and he said, "Oh no, when an infection walls itself off it's very hard for antibiotics to get in there."" - Dan

Dec 04, 2022, 1:48 PM
: "CMH Ventura has questionable ER services. I could myself identify two malpractice experiences. One resulted in critical condition later in day placed on Ventilator after Dr release incoherent patient with diagnoses Fever make Appt with Primary Doctor. Temp rise to 107 and now in ICU in critical condition at another area hospital. I won’t bother with 2nd horrible experience but they must force a search for new ER Director that nips incompetence in the bud. ER doctors their are not serious about medicine. " - Duane

Dec 01, 2022, 7:37 PM
: "Went to urgent care. Waited to be seen 4 hours only to be send to the ER. They put me in triage only to put me back in the waiting room to wait again. " - N.

Nov 30, 2022, 11:42 AM
: "Waited at Frye Regional for 6 hours after being triaged and left. There were people before me that had been there since 3pm, I arrived at 7pm. There was no way I was waiting any longer when it was 1am and I could get into my regular doctor faster. I am 4 weeks pregnant, had a heart rate of 133 continuously while resting, and a fever of 103°. The entire 6 hours I was there they didn't even offer me Tylenol for my fever." - Katelyn

Nov 29, 2022, 9:18 PM
: "Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn Il Super Bed Experience Waiting in ER For 5 Hours Nobody care about you health Special Wen You have Blood Clots Please Don’t ignore people " - Marcin

Nov 29, 2022, 9:17 PM
: "Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn Il Super Bed Experience Waiting in ER For 5 Hours Nobody care about you health Special Wen You have Blood Clots Please Don’t ignore people " - Marcin

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