If you think you or someone else is experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call 911.
St. Petersburg General Hospital ER
Our emergency room in St. Petersburg sees more than 40,000 patients a year, making it one of the most experienced programs in Western Florida. Our staff is highly experienced, with advanced technology and decades of ER expertise to get you diagnosed quickly. Our ER wait times consistently beat the national average, meaning you get the treatment you need faster.
One benefit of choosing our emergency room is our ‘Fast Track’ program that quickly cares for patients who are less acutely ill but still require prompt attention.
Quality emergency room care, specialized for your needs
In order to give the St. Petersburg community the highest level of emergency care, our hospital has created a variety of specialty programs to help meet the needs of our patients.
Critical Care Emergency Services
We specialize in providing initial acute care for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries that are critical and require immediate attention.
Fast Track Emergency Care
Here we quickly care for patients less acutely ill but who still need prompt medical attention.
TeleNeurology Emergency Services
Providing immediate access to neurology services for patients arriving with stroke symptoms.
At St. Petersburg General Hospital, all emergencies matter. That’s why we’ve created a specialized emergency care program with seniors in mind. Senior Care ER is a specialized emergency care program that focuses on the needs of seniors with such amenities as pressure-reducing mattresses, which allow for more comfort on arthritic joints. In addition to facility upgrades, designated care managers trained in senior health work with patients to ensure they receive the highest-quality emergency care.
Some other features of the Senior Care ER include:
- Physicians and nursing staff with specialized geriatric training
- State-of-the-art cardiac monitoring
- Collaboration with patient’s primary care provider
- Refurbished exam rooms with softer lighting and larger screen TVs
- Non-skid flooring for patient safety
- Hearing and visual aids
- Private waiting area for family and friends
- Designated parking
Women's Choice Award for ER Services
Women voted St. Petersburg General Hospital as one of America's Best Hospitals for patient experience in emergency care for the fourth consecutive year. This prestigious award is the only honor that identifies the country's best healthcare institutions based on women’s satisfaction with a hospital’s emergency room.
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. When our emergency room receives patients with heart attacks, they have access to some of the leading cardiologists in the region.
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 Neuro-Telemedicine team allows for immediate access to evaluate potential stroke patients to ensure optimal outcomes.
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 is one of the first hospitals in Tampa Bay to receive Atrial Fibrillation Certification. This demonstrates our expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing a comprehensive review by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).