Emergency room in Sun Center City, Florida

South Bay Hospital provides high-quality emergency care to our South County community, 24/7. Our emergency room (ER) is equipped to treat a variety of medical emergencies, including vascular and orthopedic conditions.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. For more information about our ER, please call us at (813) 634-0136.

Nationally recognized emergency care

We strive to provide patients with timely and effective care. Our commitment to offering patient-centered care has received national recognition. Healthgrades honored us with the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ in 2018 and 2019.

Emergency conditions we treat

Our emergency room doctors and specialists deliver advanced emergency treatment when our patients need it most. On average, we treat over 27,000 medical emergencies per year.

Some of the most common emergency conditions we treat include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Asthma attacks
  • Bleeding
  • Breathing problems
  • Burns
  • Chronic, severe medical conditions
  • Flu and flu-related complications
  • Heart conditions, including heart attacks
  • High fevers
  • Injuries
  • Sepsis
  • Stroke
  • Trauma
  • Wound care

Stroke care

Our commitment to excellent stroke treatment has been recognized by The Joint Commission. They designated us an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.

We encourage patients to seek immediate emergency medical care as soon as signs of stroke appear. Immediate treatment is important because fast care decreases the likelihood of stroke-related disability.

Heart attack treatment

Our cardiology program is available 24/7 to treat patients having heart attacks and coronary events. A heart attack occurs when blood is prevented from reaching the heart, usually due to a clot, causing parts of the heart to die. The longer a heart attack goes untreated, the more damage occurs.

Emergency flu complications

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates between 140,000 and 960,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related complications each year. Certain populations are at high risk of hospitalization due to flu or flu-related complications, including:

  • Adults 65 years old and older
  • Children 5 years old and younger
  • Children with neurological conditions
  • Pregnant women
  • Patients with medical conditions, such as:
    • Asthma
    • Cancer
    • Diabetes
    • Heart disease/stroke
    • HIV

To reduce the risk of hospitalization due to flu or flu-related complications, the CDC recommends vaccination each year.

Fast emergency care when you need it most

Our ER physicians, nurses and paramedics follow demonstrated best practices to ensure patients receive the best care as quickly as possible. Our ER wait times are consistently lower than the national average. On average, our patients wait 18 minutes or less to be seen by a medical professional.

We now post our emergency room wait times on our website. You can also text "ER" to 32222 to receive our average ER wait time. Message and data rates may apply. Visit text help for more information.

Our ER wait time denotes the time it takes to see a qualified medical professional. ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only.