Emergency Care 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
About The Emergency Medicine
When you face a medical emergency, Lee Health provides experienced and effective treatment, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
At Lee Health, experienced emergency physicians are specially trained to respond to medical emergencies. Our nurses are also skilled in emergency nursing care and are trained in advanced cardiac life support. Our qualified team of physicians and nurses provide care with the support of a 24-hour on-site lab, which includes computed tomography (CT) scans and X-ray services. After you go home, our nurses and physicians are available to answer questions about your emergency care and discharge instructions.
We are ready to deal with any and every emergency, from a broken ankle to trauma-related injuries from a motor vehicle accident.
When serious accidents happen, our Level II Trauma Center, located at Lee Memorial Hospital, is equipped to treat the most severe and life-threatening conditions.
Emergency Room or Urgent Care?
For an urgent, but non-life or limb-threatening health concern, convenient care is often a better alternative to the emergency room.
When to Go to the Emergency Room
The emergency department sees patients with conditions and injuries that need immediate attention. These may include:
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Broken bones or dislocated joints
- Facial lacerations
- Deep skin abrasions or severe cuts requiring stitches
- Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy
- Fevers and rash
- Head and eye injuries
- Severe flu and cold symptoms
- Sudden change in mental state
If you’re ever unsure about where to get the most appropriate level of care as quickly as possible, it’s generally best to go to the emergency department.