Fast Track

Emergency Department Fast Track

Expedited Care For Minor Injuries and Illnesses

MidHudson Regional Hospital has long been recognized as the area’s leader in caring for the Hudson Valley’s most critically ill and injured, but it is also provides elite care to all members of the community, even those with comparatively minor ailments.  To help treat these patients faster and more efficiently, MidHudson Regional's Emergency Department features the Fast Track, a separate, specialized space with dedicated staffing to treat patients not in need of emergent care.

What is typically treated at Fast Track?

Fast Track provides emergency-level medical care for minor illnesses and injuries such as:

  • Ear complaints
  • Cough symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Back pain
  • Lacerations (bleeding controlled with direct pressure)
  • Bites, stings, and allergic reactions 
  • Urinary Tract Infections (without significant abdominal pain or discharge) 
  • Rashes 
  • Suture removal 
  • Wound checks 
  • Prescription refills
  • ...and more.

Patients are assigned to Fast Track based upon the level of medical care they require.

Where is Fast Track located?

The Fast Track is a separate, dedicated space within MidHudson Regional Hospital's Emergency Department.

How is a patient admitted to Fast Track?

During the emergency department registration and evaluation process, a medical professional will determine if you should be seen in Fast Track.  This process is called triage.

How fast is Fast Track?

Most patients admitted to Fast Track will see a healthcare provider in 30 minutes or less following registration.  Patients needing traditional emergency care are also seen faster, as more dedicated beds and staff members are available for their treatment.

Who will treat me in Fast Track?

Fast Track patients will be seen by MidHudson Regional Hospital’s emergency medicine physicians, PA’s, and/or nurse practitioners.