• Press Release

Mount Sinai Health System Launches Same-Day Appointments

  • New York, NY
  • (January 09, 2017)

Mount Sinai Health System today announced it will offer same-day appointments with primary and specialty care physicians.

The Same-Day Program was created to provide fast and efficient access for patients with immediate health concerns or those requiring a second opinion. Patients who use the service can speak with a registered nurse who will ask questions about symptoms to identify the appropriate expert. For complex or chronic medical conditions, additional information may be required before an appointment is scheduled. The goal is to match the patient with the right expert.

“People have very busy lives, and we see this service complementing a model we have created, one that offers access to world-class care when and where you need it,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mount Sinai Health System. “By creating more convenient ways to access care and removing barriers to access, we are changing the face of medicine and ensuring the health of our communities.”

“Patients with urgent needs will be seen by a physician as soon as possible,” said Abraham Warshaw, MD, Senior Vice President, Mount Sinai Health System, and Associate Professor of Population Health Science and Policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “The goal is to ensure patients are matched efficiently with the right expert.”

Patients may call 844-4MD-APPT (844-463-2778) or email PhysicianAccessServices@mountsinai.org before for a same-day consultation with a physician.  

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and Mount Sinai South Nassau is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai South Nassau are ranked regionally.

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