While no one wants to think of a situation where they need emergency medical care, it’s best to be prepared. At Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, our emergency services provide our community peace of mind, knowing we’re ready if expert medical care is needed.
Whether you or your family needs medical attention for minor bumps, scrapes, burns or life-threatening conditions, our board-certified, board-eligible emergency physicians and nurses are ready to help you. Our emergency room is staffed and prepared 24/7 to provide quick, expert, compassionate care to you and your family.
Along with our expert physicians, our emergency department is built with speed, efficiency and your comfort in mind. Triage, the first step of emergency care, occurs bedside, not in the waiting room like in most hospitals. This speeds up the process while reducing your stress. Our emergency room also has dedicated CT and digital imaging technology, so you get diagnosis and treatment faster.
For children, we provide a separate waiting room with a large fish tank and a soothing environment to reduce their stress. Then, the Phillips Ambient Experience technology built in the rooms creates a soothing environment in a stressful situation. In fact, Florida Hospital has found children need 40% less medication while in an ambient environment.
Trust Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel to provide the best care and customer service for you and your family. Get directions to our emergency room.
Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Certified as Primary Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare
Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel has recently been awarded national certification as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare. Our team of medical professionals, who specialize in stroke, work together to quickly diagnose, treat and provide early rehabilitation to stroke patients.
Our stroke response team follows best practices to fast track patients suspected of stroke, allowing physicians to begin brain-saving treatments immediately. Every potential stroke patient gets a CT scan on the only 128-slice CT in Tampa Bay, which is dedicated to the emergency department for quicker diagnosis.
What are emergency services?
For an injury, sickness, mental illness or medical condition that arises suddenly and requires immediate attention to avoid death or disability, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel emergency services is ready to help. We strive for fast diagnosis and treatment for our patients through smooth communication, excellent medical treatment and punctual customer service.
With our 24-hour on-call physician coverage, we provide specialist care for patients in every area of medicine, including:
Even in an emergency room setting, Florida Hospital’s mission to bring the most advanced medical procedures and technology to our community still stands. Our state-of-the-art technology helps our expert physicians provide faster, more precise diagnosis and treatment.
What You Need to Know Before Visiting the Emergency Room
Knowing when to seek emergency medical services for your family can help save their lives. The list below includes many of the symptoms of a sickness, injury or mental illness that requires emergency services:
- Symptoms of a suspected stroke
- Symptoms of a suspected heart attack
- Complicated fractures (broken bones)
- Deep wounds
- Vomiting/coughing up blood
- Serious trauma to the head
- Major allergic reactions
- Severe difficulty breathing
- Serious burns
Remember, this is only a sample of the symptoms you or your loved one may have when they are in need of emergency services. When in doubt, call 911.
To expedite care, it’s important to be prepared with the necessary information our emergency room staff needs to begin diagnosis and treatment. Please bring the following information with you in case of an emergency:
- Insurance Card
- Photo I.D.
- Name and phone number of your primary care doctor
- A list of medications you currently take and any drug allergies
- Advance directives: Living Will, Do-Not-Resuscitate orders and Power of Attorney.
When you arrive at the Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel emergency room, the first thing to expect is assessed by a registered nurse (RN) to evaluate your medical condition to determine the order in which patients will be seen. The most immediate, life-threatening conditions will be seen first. The nurse will ask for your information and check your vital signs.