Emergency rooms in Largo, Florida
Accidents happen fast. Emergency care should, too.
Whatever your medical emergency, the Largo Medical Center emergency room (ER) team will treat you with the rapid, compassionate care you deserve.
Our three conveniently located ERs—with two in Largo and one in Clearwater—have short average ER wait times, meaning we get you out of the waiting room and on to treatment quicker. All our ERs are open 24/7 and are staffed with board-certified physicians, nurses and emergency care specialists.
If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
- 27 patient beds at LMC ER
- 18 patient beds at LMC Indian Rocks Road Campus (including four Behavioral Health ER beds)
- 12 patient beds at ER 24/7® in Clearwater
- All staffed with highly skilled, board-certified emergency medicine specialists
- Referral capabilities to on-call physicians from all medical specialties
Largo Medical Center's ER is prepared to handle any medical emergency you have, any time of day. We make each visit as quick and comfortable as possible.
What to expect at the ER
When you first arrive to the ER, a staff member will obtain your name and the reason for your visit. A triage nurse will ask you about your symptoms and measure some vital signs.
If you have a life-threatening illness or injury, you will be treated first in the ER, followed by seriously ill or unstable patients. All others will be seen in the order in which they arrive to the ER. With markedly short ER wait times, we strive to make your time in the waiting room as brief and as pleasant as possible.
Once you have seen a healthcare professional, a registration clerk will obtain information for your medical record and insurance.
Whether or not you have insurance or are able to pay, you will be medically screened, evaluated and stabilized.
What to bring with you to the ER
Please bring the following items with you to the ER to make your visit as convenient as possible:
- List of medicines you take or the actual medicines
- List of known medical allergies
- A copy of results from any recent medical tests
- List of recent medical procedures
- Care preferences or restrictions
- A responsible adult or phone number for someone to contact
Before you are sent home, ask any questions you may have about your care. Make sure you keep all your paperwork, discharge instructions and medicines, if you receive any.
If you have a primary care provider listed in your medical record, we will give them a copy of your visit summary. Contact your primary care provider after you visit our ER. If you don’t have one, we can help you find a primary care provider. You can search Find A Doctor and make an appointment.
Our other ERs: Clearwater and Indian Rocks Road
For your convenience, we have a freestanding ER in Clearwater and another ER at our facility on Indian Rocks Road in Largo.
Our ER 24/7® in Clearwater has 12 patient beds, and Indian Rocks ER has 18 patient beds, including a four-bed behavioral health ER for patients experiencing mental health crises.
Our priority at our all our ERs is the same–to give you the rapid emergency care you need with the compassion you deserve.
Behavioral health ER at Indian Rocks Road
In another effort to meet the needs of the community, Largo Medical also has a four-bed behavioral health emergency room. It's located at our ER on Indian Rocks Road.
This four-bed behavioral health ER is designed to meet the needs of anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. We provide a comfortable atmosphere with advanced safety features.
Once you arrive, our team will screen you for the most appropriate service available. Based on what we determine is best, you may be referred to an outpatient setting, transferred to another facility or admitted into the hospital's behavioral health unit for treatment.
Advantages of this four-bed Behavioral Health ER:
- Private, secure rooms
- Staff who are experienced in managing mental health emergencies
- The connection to a fully-staffed and serviced in-house behavioral health department
Behavioral health conditions treated at our psychiatric ER:
- Anxiety symptoms
- Depression symptoms
- Thoughts of harm to self or others
Advanced Primary Stroke Center
Largo Medical Center's 14 Street SW campus is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, certified by The Joint Commission, one of the foremost leaders in healthcare accreditation.
This certification means that our program meets the exacting national standards for safety and quality stroke care for rapid treatment of patients experiencing a stroke.
Do you know when to go to the ER?
While it isn't always easy to know where to go for care, having the answer could save your life when it’s a medical emergency. When you need treatment right away, Largo Medical's 24-hour emergency facility offers the highest-quality care.
Almost all symptoms can range in severity. Below is a list of symptoms that may indicate you need to visit the ER:
- Allergic contact (poison oak, poison ivy, poison sumac): When you experience swelling of the face or throat, swelling or a rash that covers more than one-third of your body, rapidly spreading rash or rash on the genitals
- Breathing trouble: When your breathing stops, is noisy or high-pitched and comes with pain in the chest or severe shortness of breath
- Broken fractures/bones: When your pain is severe or you have a visible deformity or bone bulging through the skin
- Chest pain: When your pain is crushing or squeezing and accompanied by other heart attack symptoms, such as shortness of breath or nausea
- Concussion: When you have lost consciousness, even briefly, or experience amnesia, vomiting, slurred speech or a seizure
- Flu: When you experience severe symptoms, such as trouble breathing, uncontrollable vomiting, dehydration or pneumonia development
- Food reaction/allergy: When you have an itchy skin rash or hives, swelling of the mouth or throat, breathing trouble, belly cramps, diarrhea or vomiting
- Insert allergies/bites/stings: When you have skin rash, hives, itching, swelling, redness or warmth in areas away from the sting site; swelling of lips, tongue, face, throat, and eyelids; trouble breathing; lightheadedness
- Stomach pain: When you experience pain in the stomach area which renders you immobile, bloody or black diarrhea or vomit, shortness of breath, inability to keep fluids down due to constant vomiting
- Stroke: Always call 911 immediately if stroke symptoms are present, such as sudden numbness (specifically on one side of the body), confusion, dizziness and sudden severe headache