Emergency Medicine

Emergency Services

Lakeland emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, every day. Our board-certified physicians, registered nurses, care managers and other members of our emergency care team are trained to provide treatment for serious injuries and illnesses of all types.

You can see current emergency department wait times for each of our facilities below:

Our emergency services are available for the treatment of unexpected illness and injury, which may affect individuals of any age, from newborn infants to the elderly.

You should go directly to an emergency room or call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing the following:

  • Chest pain with persistent pain or pressure
  • Facial lacerations
  • Head injury or broken bones
  • Major burns
  • Numbness or paralysis of face, arm or leg
  • Poisoning or suspected overdose
  • Seizure or loss of consciousness
  • Severe reaction to insect bites, medication or food
  • Severe shortness of breath or inability to breathe
  • Sudden slurred speech, visual changes or weakness
  • Uncontrollable bleeding

Walk-in Care is recommended for:

  • Asthma, allergies
  • Back pain, joint pain, body aches
  • Cold sores
  • Colds, coughs, sinus infections, flu
  • Ear, eye, skin and respiratory infections
  • Fevers
  • Headaches, migraines, dizziness
  • Insect bites, rash
  • Minor burns, cuts, bruises, sprains, strains, and falls
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach, heartburn
  • Pink eye and minor eye injuries
  • Urinary tract infections
  • And other illnesses
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