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801 E Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33604

Office Hours

Open 24 Hours

HCA Florida Central Tampa Emergency

This emergency department is open now, ready to provide fast emergency care for kids and adults.

Full-service emergency care

HCA Florida Central Tampa Emergency is an extension of HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital's emergency services. You can expect the same exceptional level of care at our freestanding emergency department as you would at our hospital's main campus.

Emergency department features

Some features, services and amenities our freestanding emergency room (ER) include:

  • Private patient triage area
  • Comfortable treatment rooms
  • Dedicated pediatric treatment room
  • Seven fast-track rooms for patients with less urgent illnesses and injuries
  • Advanced patient monitoring equipment
  • Occupational healthcare, including post work-related accident care, drug screenings and breathalyzer testing

Our emergency care team

Our on-site, board-certified emergency physicians, physician assistants, nurses and paramedics who are trained to handle any medical crisis will work together to ensure the quality of your care.

What to expect at this location

Triage process

People who require the most urgent care will be first to be treated at the emergency room. This means that it may be possible for someone who arrived after you to be treated first. It is, however, our commitment to treat every patient as soon as possible.

If you arrive to the ER with a life-threatening condition, you will be taken directly to an exam room. If your condition does not require immediate care, you may be asked to have a seat in our lobby until an exam room becomes available. If you feel your condition has changed while waiting, please inform the reception desk right away.

Registration process

During your visit, you will be visited by a registration clerk who will gather your information at your bedside. They will ask you to sign a treatment consent form and to provide your name, address, phone number, personal physician and insurance information.


Once you are in an exam room, you will receive a medical screening exam by one of our physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners. Depending on the type of illness or injury, a nurse may start an IV or obtain a blood or urine sample. Additionally, you may receive diagnostic testing, such as imaging scans or laboratory tests.

Our goal is to keep you comfortable and conduct tests as quickly as possible. Some tests take longer to complete, and we appreciate your patience as we work to provide the care you need.


Your treatment will depend on your physician's orders following diagnostic testing and the medical evaluation. Our staff will keep you informed about what to expect during every part of the treatment process.