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Average ER Wait Times

Blake Medical Center

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Brandon Regional Hospital

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BRH - Pediatric ER

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Citrus Memorial Hospital

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Citrus Park ER

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Clearwater ER Campus

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Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

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Englewood Community Hospital

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ER 24/7 in Palm Harbor

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Fawcett Memorial Hospital

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Indian Rocks Rd. Campus

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Largo Medical Center

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Medical Center of Trinity

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Memorial Hospital of Tampa

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Northside Hospital

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Oak Hill Hospital

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Oak Hill | Pediatric Emergency Care Center

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Palms of Pasadena

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Plant City ER

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RMC Bayonet Point

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South Bay Hospital

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St. Petersburg General Hospital

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Tampa Community Hospital

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When to Visit the ER for a Fever

Mild fever is generally easy to treat at home with rest, fluids and over-the-counter medicine. However, sometimes fever is an indicator of a more serious infection, so here are some additional things to consider.

Babies Under 90 Days

If your child is under 90 days old, seek emergency care if he or she has a temperature over 100.4 degrees, or if your child’s fever is accompanied by the following symptoms:

  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Non-stop crying or inconsolable
  • Difficulty waking up to feed

Babies 90 Days to 36 Months

If your child is between 90 days and 36 months, seek emergency care if he or she has a temperature over 102.2 degrees, or if he/she is also has the following symptoms:

  • Inconsolable
  • Not immunized
  • Unable to keep fluids down
  • Not urinating
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Rash
  • Difficulty waking up

Children 36 Months and Older

Seek emergency care if he or she has temperature over 102 degrees for two or more days, or if the fever is accompanied by any of the following symptoms:

  • Does not look well
  • Cannot keep fluids down
  • Burning during urination or does not urinate
  • Rash
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Stiff neck
  • Abdominal pain

Adults

Seek emergency care if you or a loved one has a fever that lasts for more than two days, or if the fever is accompanied by any of these symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain

If you have one of these medical conditions and a fever, you should seek emergency care:

  • Compromised immune system
  • Recent chemotherapy

HCA West Florida has 20 full-service ERs, conveniently located along Florida’s West Coast. Our hospitals are leaders in improving ER processes to enhance patient care and reduce wait times