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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 Chest Pain

Chest pain is any pain—dull, sharp, burning, aching or crushing—experienced from the neck to the abdomen. Chest pain may indicate a serious problem, such as a heart attack or blood clot. Chest pain may also indicate a problem with your lungs, esophagus, muscles, ribs or digestive system. Some of these conditions are life threatening, and others are not. The only way to know is to seek medical attention.

In short, if you are experiencing chest pain, you should not panic, but you should call 911 or visit the nearest ER.

If You Have These Symptoms, You May Require Emergency Care

If chest pain is accompanied by any of the following, visit the ER:

  • Nausea or dizziness
  • Excessive sweating or ashen color
  • Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath—especially after a long period of inactivity
  • Pain spreading to the jaw, left arm or back
  • Sudden feeling of pressure, squeezing, tightness or crushing under the breastbone
  • Very rapid heartbeat and/or breathing
  • Very low blood pressure or very low heart rate
  • Confusion/disorientation

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.