University Hospital Emergency Medical Services

Coverage Area


The primary coverage area of University Hospital Emergency Medical Services includes the metropolitan areas of the City of Newark and the City of Camden; New Jersey's largest cities. Additionally, UH-EMS holds the MICU Certificate of Need for providing all primary ALS services to the Cities of Orange and East Orange and is contracted with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to provide all EMS coverage to Newark Liberty International Airport and the New Jersey Marine Terminals at Port Newark and the Elizabeth Seaport.

Some of the notable locations that our units provide EMS services to include the following:

Newark Liberty International Airport
Port Newark Marine Terminals
Elizabeth Seaport Marine Terminals
Newark Penn Station (NJtransit/AMTRAK/Greyhound)
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Terminals (PATH)
Newark City Subway

Rutgers University Newark
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Essex County College
Newark Public Schools
Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica

Entertainment/Sports Venues:
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
Prudential Center Arena (NHL/New Jersey Devils)
Newark Bears Riverfront Stadium
Newark Schools Athletic Facilities

Government Facilities:
Veterans Courthouse (NJ Superior Court Essex County)
United States District Court
Essex County Administrative Facilities/Hall of Records
Essex County Correctional Facility
NJDOC Northern State Prison

Major Routes and Highways:
Interstate 280
Interstate 78
US Highway 1&9 / 1&9 Truck
State Highway 21 (McCarter Highway)
State Highway 22
New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95)
New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension
Garden State Parkway

Newark Neighborhoods:
Downtown Newark
Forest Hills
University Heights
Clinton Hill

Hospitals & Medical Centers:
University Hospital:
   Adult Emergency Department
   Pediatric Emergency Department
   Psychiatric Emergency Screening (PESS)
   The New Jersey Trauma Center at University Hospital (Level I State Trauma Center)
   The New Jersey Stroke Center at University Hospital (Brain Attack Team)
Clara Maass Medical Center
East Orange General Hospital
East Orange Veterans Administration Medical Center
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center:
   Adult Emergency Department
   Pediatric Emergency Department
   Psychiatric Emergency Screening (PESS)
Saint Michael's Medical Center
Saint Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston)*
Saint Barnabas Burn Center (Livingston)*
Trinitas Hospital (Elizabeth)*
Mountainside Hospital (Montclair)*
Jersey City Medical Center (Jersey City)*

*Secondary hospitals; utilized only based on proximity, mutual aid, or special circumstances