Each year, Bellevue admits about 26,500 inpatients, records 489,000 Ambulatory Care and Ambulatory Surgery visits and 89,000 Emergency Department visits. We are a 911 receiving hospital in the nationally-designated categories of cardiac, neurological, toxicologic, neonatal and psychiatric emergencies. Bellevue's Level I Trauma Center handles some 500 cases annually.
Ambulatory care for 300,000 patient visits in more than 90 adult and pediatric ambulatory care clinics is another key part of Bellevue's work. Our Geriatric Ambulatory Care Program is the largest in the nation, caring for more than 5,000 seniors every year. Bellevue also boasts America's largest array of behavioral health programs. Our Adolescent Day Hospital provides services to teenagers with problems too severe to be treated in community programs. In cooperation with the New York City Board of Education, we also help direct a special school for emotionally disturbed young people.
Our Pediatric Resource Center, one of only five in the City, includes the Child Life Program, where children are assessed developmentally by workers who play with and observe them. The Center's Outreach Program is an important referral facility for homeless children. The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Program is the major provider of health care services to families at risk for HIV infection.
Bellevue today is also a regional center for brain and spinal cord injuries, using new diagnostic methods and techniques. Our expertise in microsurgical replantation is known worldwide. Our hospital also serves as the medical facility for dignitaries visiting New York City, including the President of the United States and United Nations' diplomats.