Emergency room in St. Petersburg, Florida

When you or a loved one experiences a medical emergency, you want fast, expert care. Our emergency room (ER) is open 24/7, and our ER doctors and nurses are trained to care for all types of medical emergencies—from shortness of breath to broken bones.

If you are having an emergency, call 911 immediately.

Our ER features:

  • Private patient triage area
  • Bedside registration
  • Comfortable treatment rooms
  • Fast-track for less serious illnesses and injuries
  • Advanced patient monitoring equipment

f you require additional care and monitoring, you will be admitted as an inpatient to our hospital.

You will have access to a variety of physicians and services, and if necessary, our intensive care unit (ICU).

Advanced Primary Stroke Center

We are recognized by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. This recognition means we have received national accreditation for the stroke services we provide. Our emergency neurologists, physicians and staff provide quick diagnosis and treatment for patients with stroke symptoms.

Stroke symptoms

Seek immediate emergency assistance if you experience any of the following:

  • Confusion or trouble talking or understanding speech
  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Dizziness, trouble walking or loss of balance or coordination
  • Severe headache with no known cause

Emergency care for heart attacks

Patients coming to our ER with heart attack symptoms receive prompt, expert heart care.

Our emergency physicians quickly diagnose a heart attack and begin lifesaving treatment.

Heart attack symptoms

Seek immediate emergency assistance if you experience any of the following:

  • Chest discomfort (this can include any kind of uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain that lasts for more than a few minutes or that goes away and comes back)
  • Discomfort in the upper body (this can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach)
  • Indigestion or gastric fullness that is not relieved by antacids
  • Shortness of breath
  • Other signs can include cold sweats, nausea or becoming suddenly light-headed

What to expect when you come to the ER

When you arrive at the ER:

  • A triage nurse will ask about your symptoms and take your vital signs.
  • You will be visited by a registration clerk who will gather your information for your medical record and insurance.

Regardless if you have insurance or are able to pay, you will be medically screened, evaluated and stabilized.

What to bring to the ER

When coming to the ER, try to bring the following items and information with you:

  • A list of all current medications, known allergies and recent medical procedures
  • A copy of results you have received from any recent medical tests
  • Any specialized care preferences or restrictions
  • A responsible adult or phone number of someone for us to contact

ER discharge process

Before you are discharged:

  • Be sure to ask any questions you have about your care.
  • Ensure you keep all of the paperwork, discharge instructions and medicine, if you received any, given to you by the ER staff.