Our 24-Hour Emergency Room Is Nearby
Life has a way of taking you by surprise. In those moments when sudden injury, unexpected pain, or other health challenges throw you for a loop, you can find comfort knowing you have a world-class, 24-hour ER near you. At AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital Heartland, we have ER locations in Sebring, Lake Placid, and Wauchula that are ready to provide expert and compassionate Emergency Care. Your needs come first the moment you enter our emergency room — with spacious patient rooms and private bathrooms, advanced ER technology, and a multidisciplinary team of medical experts. And if your condition is less serious, but you still need the care and support of a network of dedicated specialists, our Urgent Care and eCare services have you covered. Life may be unreliable, but we’re not.
Our ER Is Always Open
- When You Need Emergency Room Care, We’re Here for You
Urgent Care or ER: When to Head to the Closest Emergency Room
A slip on the ice. A fall down the stairs. A sudden pain you can’t identify. When you experience these or similar circumstances, you may need Emergency Care. If you’re experiencing a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately to be taken to the emergency room closest to you. Typical emergency situations include (but are not limited to):
- Complicated Fractures
- Deep Wounds
- Extreme Difficulty Breathing
- Major Head Injuries
- Severe Allergic Reactions
- Severe Burns
- Suspected Heart Attacks
- Suspected Strokes
- Vomiting or Coughing Up Blood
You can find 24-hour Emergency Care from AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital Heartland, in three convenient locations on our Sebring, Lake Placid, and Wauchula campuses. In each one, our teams of experienced health care specialists are committed to bringing you relief, comfort, and healing as soon as possible.
What to Expect When You Visit the ER
When you visit our 24-hour emergency room, you'll want to know what’s happening and why. We understand. Our team members will do all they can to answer your questions, because we know it’s easier to rest and heal when your mind is at ease. We’ll also have some questions for you, because when we know more about you, we can treat you more quickly and successfully. After asking for basic information, we’ll take your vital signs. Then we’ll decide how best to care for you.
We prioritize your care through a process known as triage, which can make all the difference for those people in critical condition. At times, this means we’ll treat a person suffering from a suspected stroke as soon as they arrive, before someone with a less serious condition. No matter the case, we always strive to keep our emergency wait times as short as possible, so that you can find the help and relief you need. When your health depends on speedy, accurate care, you can count on us.
Being prepared can make all the difference in an emergency, and you may want to consider keeping an information card with you at all times, in a convenient location such as your wallet or purse. Include the contact information for your primary care physician, as well as a list of your medications, drug allergies, and advance directives (like health care proxy or do-not-resuscitate orders). When every second counts, having this information readily available can help us provide the personalized care you need.
- Urgent Care for Urgent Needs
Visiting your nearest emergency room isn’t always the best solution. When your condition is less serious, our Urgent Care centers throughout Florida are here for you. You can rely on our highly trained teams to deliver compassionate care and support for a range of minor illnesses and injuries, including:
- Allergic Reactions and Hives
- Cold, Flu, and Common Illnesses
- Disease Management
- Headaches and Migraines
- Minor Cuts (Onsite Stitches Available)
- Sprains, Strains, and Fractures
- Stomach and Digestive Conditions
Urgent health issues don’t happen when it’s convenient for you, which is why you never need an appointment to visit our Urgent Care campuses in Highlands and Hardee Counties. We accept most major insurance plans, helping you make your treatment less stressful. And to help you stay healthier, longer, we offer a range of preventive services, including flu shots, EKGs, X-rays, and physical exams. Our whole-person approach to care means we’ll be by your side at every step, guiding you toward a life of comfort and confidence.
- eCare: Expert Care, Virtually Anywhere
A cold. Allergies. Rashes. When you’re experiencing one of these issues, getting dressed and going to the doctor’s office is probably the last thing you want to do. With AdventHealth, you can skip the trip. Through our eCare services, you can virtually visit with one of our doctors or nurse practitioners using your smartphone, tablet, or computer. All you need is an internet connect. Our caring experts provide care and advice for a range of minor ailments, including:
- Conjunctivitis/Pink Eye
- Cough, Colds, Bronchitis, and Flu
- Lower-Back Pain
- Seasonal Allergies
- Sinus and Upper-Respiratory Infections
- Skin Conditions
- Urinary Tract Infections
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Saturday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment needed.
How It Works
- Download the app on iTunes or GooglePlay.
- Create an account.
- Tap the "Request Visit" link in your app and get started.
The care you need is just a click away. Get started today.
- Caring for You After Your ER, Urgent Care, or eCare Visit
You’re eager to return to your life, but sometimes you’ll need a little more support after receiving Emergency Care, Urgent Care, or eCare. If you do, you can trust us to help guide you toward better health — whether that means offering a swift hospital admission or simply arranging follow-up care with a physician in your Heartland community. And when you just need a moment to pause and catch your breath after life’s latest surprise, you can count on our staff to be there for you — supporting you in body, mind, and spirit through every medical emergency.