Because Every Second Counts
Life can be unpredictable. When your plans change suddenly, when you find yourself facing a medical emergency, you need dependable care — and you need it fast.
At AdventHealth Tampa, formerly Florida Hospital Tampa, our 24-hour Doc1stER℠ is the only ER in Tampa where you see a board-certified emergency physician first. You do the paperwork and registration at the end of your visit, so you can receive emergency care as soon as possible. Feel at ease, knowing that our Doc1stER℠ is backed by a full-service hospital allowing us to be ready and able to treat all conditions, big and small.
In our Doc1stER℠ 4 Kids, a dedicated pediatric emergency room, kids also see the doctor first in a child-friendly setting. More importantly, your child will receive the highest level of care by physicians following the expert-level protocols of Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital through our exclusive affiliation.
For Your Urgent Care or Emergency Room Needs
- When and How to Find the Closest ER
How to Identify an Emergency
In an emergency situation, it’s natural to feel shaken. You may wonder if you need medical care or if you’ll feel better naturally. But when the health of you or someone you love is at stake, don't hesitate. If you have sudden, intense pain or trouble breathing, or if you recognize the signs of stroke, heart attack, or a severe allergic reaction, call 911 or be driven to your nearest emergency room right away. Our AdventHealth Tampa Doc1stER℠ treats many conditions, including:
- Complicated Fractures
- Deep Wounds
- Extreme Difficulty Breathing
- Major Head Injury
- Severe Allergic Reactions
- Severe Burns
- Suspected Heart Attack
- Suspected Stroke
- Vomiting or Coughing Up Blood
What to Expect When You Visit our Doc1stER℠, only at AdventHealth Tampa
Your health is our number one priority. In our Doc1stER℠, we don’t let paperwork or registration come between you and the emergency room medical attention you need. You’ll see a doctor first. After our medical team has treated your immediate needs, we’ll help you register. We know you’ll have a lot of questions, and we’ll answer them all as patiently and thoughtfully as we can.
It never hurts to be prepared, and you may want to consider carrying an information card in your wallet or purse in case you’re ever faced with a medical emergency. Helpful information includes the name of your primary care physician, a list of your medications and drug allergies, and any advance directives you might have (like power of attorney or health proxy).
Helping Your Child Heal in a Friendly ER Environment
In our Doc1stER℠ 4 Kids dedicated pediatric emergency room, your child can receive timely, compassionate emergency room care in a kid-friendly space. Our physicians follow best practices set forth by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, which means you can depend on us for the highest standards in pediatric emergency care.
To create a child-friendly emergency room, and to distract your little one from his or her worries, we’ve transformed our Doc1stER℠ 4 Kids into the deck of a pirate ship — complete with panoramic ocean views and soaring seagulls. Each of our private, pediatric treatment rooms features dim, colorful lighting and playful wall projections that you or your child can control. We know a medical emergency can be frightening, and we’re committed to providing high-quality emergency room care in a comfortable, friendly environment.
- Urgent Care for Urgent Needs
While you should call 911 for a medical emergency, not all conditions require a trip to the closest emergency room. When you simply need care for minor ailments like hives, strains, and digestive conditions, you can visit one of our Urgent Care facilities. Your care always comes first, which means you won’t need to schedule an appointment before visiting your closest Urgent Care center. Our highly experienced medical staff treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries, including:
- Allergic Reactions and Hives
- Cold, Flu, and Common Illnesses
- Cuts That Need Stitches
- Disease Management
- Minor Cuts (Onsite Stitches Available)
- Sprains, Strains, and Fractures
- Stomach and Digestive Conditions
To make your care easier on your wallet, we accept most major insurance plans. And because we care about your future health as well, we offer Urgent Care services like vaccinations, screenings, and annual physical exams. Let’s partner together to bring you a life of greater wellness.
- eCare Services From the Comfort of Your Home
There are times when visiting the doctor’s office feels like it does more harm than good. We understand that, when you’re suffering from back pain, seasonal allergies, or flu, you may not feel like getting dressed and going out. That’s why we created eCare — to bring you virtual doctor’s appointments from the comfort of your own home. All you need is an internet connection and an electronic device like a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Our eCare staff can provide advice and resources for a number 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.
Your care is just a click away. Get started today.
- After Your Emergency Care, Urgent Care, or eCare Visit
In the best case scenario, you won’t need any further treatment after you leave our 24-hour emergency room or Urgent Care, or after you speak with one of our eCare specialists. If you do need help in the form of follow-up care, medication, or hospitalization, we’ll work with you to set that up. We can connect you with physicians and services in the Tampa Bay area, so you can find the support you need to keep healing.
- Accredited, Awarded Emergency Room Care
You can depend on us. We’re honored to be an accredited chest-pain care provider and an accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center, receiving recognition from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care and the Agency for Health Care Administration. Combining award-winning Emergency Care with a compassionate approach to healing, we’re on call 24/7 to give immediate emergency room care in the Tampa Bay area. Life is unpredictable — we’re not.