​Overview of Program​

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Emergency Department is a state-of-the-art facility, led by renowned emergency medicine physicians and a highly skilled international nursing staff.  The department has more than 40 individual patient rooms. These include an observation unit, and a fast track area designed to provide rapid care for patients who deserve immediate attention, but whose symptoms are not life-threatening. Dedicated Laboratory and Imaging services help provide a prompt diagnosis.

The Emergency Department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Interpreters are available at all times, including onsite Arabic interpreters, to ensure clear understanding between patients and Caregivers.​

What Do We Treat?

The Emergency Department provides care for all patients who arrive at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi ED with medical condition or concerns.  Many diagnoses will be made by the emergency medicine specialist during the ED visit, while others will require additional evaluation, either inpatient or outpatient.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is also designated by the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) as the specialized center for stroke care within the emirate. The Emergency Department has specific resources and training to assess these patients quickly, stabilize their condition, and provide rapid access to treatment. The hospital is also designated as a Chest Pain Center, which means the ED team is trained to provide expert care to any patient who arrives with concern of chest pain.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi does not provide care in Obstetrics, Orthopedics, or Pediatrics. If patients with these conditions present to the Emergency Department, they will be evaluated to ensure medical stability and then referred to an appropriate facility.​

Diagnosis and Treatment​

What to Expect at the Emergency Department 

Each patient arriving at the Emergency Department is met by a nurse and a member of the registration team. After registration, patients are guided to a treatment area where an emergency medicine physician will evaluate their condition. Some patients will require additional evaluation, with tests such as blood work or imaging studies.  After the ED evaluation is completed, the treatment team will discuss with the patient the most appropriate next step, which can include discharge home, clinic referral, admission to the hospital, or even transfer to another facility.

Patients are provided with all the information they need to follow their recommended treatment plan. Nurses carefully review any medical instructions with each patient, and follow-up care and reasons to return to the Emergency Department are discussed.  Pharmacy services are available at the hospital 24 hours a day, including an on-site pharmacist who can help clarify prescriptions when medications are to be used at home.

Program Caregivers

The Emergency Department’s multinational team is dedicated to the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi philosophy: Patients First. The team includes skilled physicians, nurses, coordinators, transporters, patient access representatives, environmental services workers, interpreters, social workers and case managers. 

The Emergency Department team works closely with Caregivers from all specialty areas and Institutes to ensure patients have rapid access to appropriate care.​


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