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Emergency Room Care & Services

Some symptoms are not to be ignored. If you are experiencing symptoms of a life-threatening illness or injury, dial 9-1-1.

Don't wait at home if you are having signs of a heart attack, stroke, or other serious illness. St. Lawrence Health’s emergency departments are your go-to for any life-threatening emergencies. Visit your local hospital in Potsdam, Gouverneur, or Massena, where our expert teams can do their jobs—it's what they do best. Our emergency departments are equipped to deal with any medical emergency, day or night. Our doors are always open.

Canton-Potsdam Hospital, 50 Leroy Street, Potsdam—Emergency Department and Level III Trauma Center
Gouverneur Hospital, 77 West Barney Street, Gouverneur—Emergency Department 
Massena Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Massena—Emergency Department

If you need medical assistance but are unsure if it calls for a trip to the emergency department, please view the following list for emergency conditions and symptoms: 

Urgent and emergency conditions infographic

A list of conditions that can be treated at urgent care can be viewed here

St. Lawrence Health’s urgent care Centers are located in Potsdam and Canton. 

Potsdam Urgent Care
Helen Snell Cheel Medical Campus 
49 Lawrence Avenue, Potsdam, NY 
Hours: 8 am–8 pm daily 
Canton Urgent Care
EJ Noble Building 
80 East Main Street, Canton, NY 
Hours: 9 am–7 pm daily 

Joseph Adams FNP-C, ENP-C
Joseph Adams, FNP-C
Samantha Bax MD
Samantha Bax, MD
Tiffany Bombard MD
Tiffany Bombard, MD
Matthew Cheevers PA
Matthew Cheevers, PA
Jan Close MD
Jan Close, MD - Potsdam, NY Emergency Medicine Physician - St Lawrence Health
Ryan Coates DO
Ryan Coates, DO
Don Frankel MD
Don Frankel
Rebecca Gilson MD
Rebecca Gilson, MD
Christopher Grudowski FNP
Christopher Grudowski, FNP
Brenda J Healey MD
Brenda J. Healey, MD - Potsdam, NY Emergency Medicine Physician - St Lawrence Health
Pearl Hersh MD
Pearl Hersh, MD
Stephen P Hinman RPA-C, FAAPA
Stephen Hinman, PA
W. Jeffery Jackson RPA-C
W. Jeffery Jackson, RPA-C
Derek Kennedy MD
Derek Kennedy, MD
Michele L Kent RPA-C
Michele L. Kent, RPA-C
Michael A Kiger RPA-C
Michael Kiger, PA
Joseph Lamb PA
Joseph Lamb, PA
Frederic Laporte MD
Frederic Laporte, MD
Pamela Leary PA
Pamela Leary, PA
Meade Lent MS, FNP-C
Meade Lent, RN, BSN, NP
Mikhail Leykin DO
Mikhail Leykin, DO - Potsdam, NY Emergency Medicine Physician - St Lawrence Health
Jason D Lorenc MD
Jason D. Lorenc, MD
Samantha Lucas PA
Samantha Lucas, PA
Justin MacKinnon MD, FACEP
Justin MacKinnon, MD
Nina Maravegias MD
Ismene "Nina" Maravegias, MD - Emergency Department, Gouverneur
Jessica E Martin PA
Jessica Martin, PA - Potsdam, NY Physician Assistant - St Lawrence Health
Thomas Miglietta PA
Thomas Miglietta, PA
Matthew Morgan DO, ACEP
Matthew Morgan, DO, ACEP
Heather M Munz PA-C, CAQ-EM
Heather M. Munz, PA - Potsdam, NY Physician Assistant - St Lawrence Health
William R Nostrom MSN, FNP-BC, ENP-C
William R. Nostrom, MSN, FNP-BC - Potsdam and Canton, NY Family Nurse Practitioner - St Lawrence Health
Megan O'Brien PA
Megan O'Brien, PA
Adam Quinn MD
Adam Quinn, MD
Brandon Roberts MD
Brandon Roberts, MD
Jeffrey Shoub MD
Jeffrey Shoub, MD
Karl Unkenholz MD, FACEP
Karl Unkenholz, MD
Paul Walker PA
Paul Walker, PA
Zachary Willis PA
Zachary Willis, PA
Matt Zegil NP
Matt Zegil, NP - Potsdam, NY Nurse Practitioner - St Lawrence Health