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Emergency care

Emergency care is the treatment of emergent medical conditions. It is generally performed in an emergency room, but can also refer to treatment in an ambulance. Emergency medicine physicians may treat patients with injuries or infections, in addition to life-threatening conditions.

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Emergency room (ER) in Bayonet Point, Florida

Nobody ever plans on having a medical emergency, but when it happens, we're standing by to help.

At HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital, our emergency room offers lifesaving, emergency care 24/7. This means no matter when a medical emergency strikes, we are here to provide the expert care you need when you need it most.

Staffed by experts with specialized training in emergency medicine, our emergency care teams partner with other specialists within our hospital to ensure a quick and accurate diagnosis. Together, we'll work to provide you with seamless care — from the moment you're admitted through your recovery.

High-quality emergency care

Our emergency room was designed to help us provide fast, effective emergency care.

To do this, we use the latest imaging technology and diagnostic testing to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan.

Additionally, because we are dedicated to your care, we provide:

Emergency treatment for strokes

We provide fast emergency care for patients coming to our emergency room with stroke symptoms. Our acute stroke team is on site 24/7 to quickly diagnose an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke and administer the appropriate treatment.

Additionally, because of our adherence to evidence-based guidelines for stroke care, The Joint Commission has recognized our hospital as a Primary Stroke Center. This recognition means our hospital is standing by to provide you with some of the highest quality stroke treatments.

Emergency treatment for heart attacks

Our emergency room staff is available 24/7 to administer lifesaving interventions for chest pain and other heart attack symptoms. Our services include a range of diagnostic cardiac imaging services that allow us to provide a swift diagnosis, so treatment can begin as soon as possible.

Afterward, through our comprehensive cardiac services, we provide the continued care you deserve throughout recovery and cardiac rehabilitation.

Level II Trauma Center

We are proud to be home to a Level II Trauma Center as designated by the Florida Department of Health. Our trauma team works hand-in-hand with our emergency care personnel to offer fast, coordinated care for traumatic injuries.

As part of our trauma center designation, we also have trauma surgeons and other specialized physicians and surgeons on site 24/7.

Prepared, trained emergency room staff

The care provided in our emergency room comes from highly trained emergency physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and on-call specialists.

Our emergency room is always staffed with a dedicated group of these and other emergency medical technicians readily available to provide medical care without delay.

Our emergency room wait times

When it comes to emergency care, our goal is to continually work toward enhancing the care you receive, while reducing our wait times. This ensures you get the care you need, when you need it most.

Our wait times are updated every 30 minutes and are available on our website and digital screens on roadside billboards throughout the region.

To find out the wait times of the HCA Florida emergency room nearest to you, check the top of our website or text "ER" to 32222.

Note: Message and data rates may apply. Emergency room wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only.

When to go to the emergency room

We understand it can be hard to know what type of medical care you need, like whether you should go to the emergency room or wait for your doctor's office to open.

However, we want you to feel secure about your choice for care, which is why we've created a list of symptoms that may indicate you need to visit the emergency room:

  • Back pain, when it is unbearable or accompanied by fever, numbness, weakness, confusion, slurred speech, vision loss or loss of control over bladder or bowels
  • Broken bones, when the pain is severe or there is a visible deformity
  • Chest pain, when it is crushing or squeezing and accompanied by other heart attack symptoms, such as shortness of breath or nausea
  • Concussion, when you have lost consciousness, even briefly, or experience amnesia, vomiting, slurred speech or a seizure
  • Flu, when symptoms become severe, such as having trouble breathing, vomiting uncontrollably or becoming dehydrated
  • Side pain, when it is severe and occurs in the lower right stomach, side or back or is accompanied by fever, nausea, diarrhea or blood in the urine
  • Stomach pain, when accompanied by a hard or tender stomach, nausea, shortness of breath, fever or irregular heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing, when breathing stops, is noisy or high-pitched and comes with pain in the chest or severe shortness of breath

If you are unsure if your symptoms require an emergency room visit, you can speak to a nurse 24/7 by calling our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 741-5119.


What to expect at the emergency room

When you get to the emergency room, one of our triage nurses will assess your symptoms and vital signs. Next, a registration clerk will collect your insurance card (if available) and other information.

We medically screen, evaluate and stabilize all patients — whether or not they have insurance or are able to pay.

Anyone who has severe, life-threatening illnesses or injuries will be treated first. Everyone else will be treated in the order they arrive.

Before discharge, we encourage you to ask our emergency care teams any questions you have. It is also useful for you to keep all of your paperwork, discharge information and medicines or prescriptions together after you leave the emergency room.


What to bring to the emergency room

When coming to the emergency room, we recommend you bring:

  • A list of medicines you currently take
  • A list of known allergies
  • Copies of results from recent medical tests, if available
  • Personal care preferences and restrictions
  • A responsible adult or phone number for someone to contact

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