If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or 911.
Timing is Everything When Minutes Matter
Our 24 hour Emergency department sees more than 35,000 patients a year and is close to you, ready to offer the finest medical care. Our staff is highly experienced, with advanced technology and expertise to treat your immediate needs. The Triage team works 24/7 to get you diagnosed quickly from the minute you walk in the door. Our ER Wait Times consistently beat the national average.
Our ER specializes in providing initial acute care for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injury that are critical and require immediate attention. Fast Track quickly cares for patients less acutely ill but still require prompt attention. Senior Care ER is a specialized care program that focuses on the needs of seniors with such amenities as pressure-reducing mattresses, which allow for more comfort on arthritic joints; physicians and staff with specialized geriatric training; non-skid flooring for patient safety; hearing and visual aids and collaboration with patient’s primary care provider.
Women's Choice Award
Women voted St. Petersburg General Hospital as a 2014 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Emergency Care. The America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Emergency Care distinction is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, what women say they want from a hospital, and trusted referrals from other women.
Accredited Chest Pain Center
Recognition as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care shows the hospital has demonstrated expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and completing on-site evaluations by a review team from the SCPC.
Advanced Primary Stroke Center
Achievement of Primary Stroke Center certification by The Joint Commission signifies our commitment to the highest quality stroke care centered on current scientific research to ensure continued improvement in treatment. Our Primary Stroke Center certification demonstrates that our program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.
Atrial Fibrillation Certification
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and has become recognized as a health concern that in some cases can lead to stroke and possible death. St. Petersburg General Hospital has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing a comprehensive review by the SCPC.
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- Insect Allergies
- Insect Bites & Stings
- Bone Fracture (Broken Bone)
- Food Reaction/Allergy
Need help finding a physician?
If you have a question about symptoms, an illness, an injury, medication, or other medical questions, please contact your physician. If you do not have a physician and need help finding one, you may call our free Physician Referral Line at 1-888-741-5122 or you may Find a Physician on this website.