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St. Lucie Medical Center
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St. Lucie Medical Center Emergency Room at Darwin Square
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Emergency Care

About Our Emergency Room

At the St. Lucie Medical Center emergency room, you can expect quality care from a highly skilled team of physicians, nurses, technicians and support personnel.

A recent expansion of our ER has increased our ability to respond to your medical needs. We now have 35 private rooms with the most advanced equipment for examining, stabilizing, treating and monitoring your condition.

The St. Lucie Medical Center emergency room is recognized throughout the region for its advanced life-support capabilities. We are a Certified Stroke Center and the only Certified Chest Pain Center on the Treasure Coast.

If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or 911.

Primary Stroke Center

Joint Commission Accreditation

The Primary Stroke Center at St. Lucie Medical Center follows guidelines set forth by the American Stroke Association and The Joint Commission and has developed and implemented innovative approaches to advance acute treatment, recovery and rehabilitation for stroke patients in accordance with evidence-based practice.

The interdisciplinary approach for stroke care includes an expert team of emergency medicine personnel, nurses, laboratory staff, neurologists, neurosurgeons and radiologists, who have all received special training as a stroke care team.

Accredited Chest Pain Center

Chest Pain Center

Our emergency room’s Chest Pain Center is the first and only one on the Treasure Coast to receive full accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The goal of the Society of Chest Pain Centers is to significantly reduce the mortality rate of patients with chest pain by teaching the public to recognize and react to early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reducing the time it takes to receive treatment and increasing accuracy and effectiveness of treatment.

The Chest Pain Center at St. Lucie Medical Center has demonstrated expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide range of criteria and completing on-site evaluations by a review team from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Fast Track ER Services

At St. Lucie Medical Center, our goal is to put you at ease and help you receive the best emergency care possible in the shortest period of time. In addition to a full range of emergency services, our experienced ER staff also offers Fast Track services between the hours of 10AM – 10PM to handle less urgent cases. Fast Track is a special area in the ER designed to get you treated without slowing down the care to more critically ill patients.

Why Fast Track services?

Fast Track is a quicker, more convenient way to get emergency care for minor illnesses and injuries. Our Fast Track isn't a walk-in clinic – it’s an extension of our emergency room, designed to care for less-critical emergencies. Should your emergency become more serious, we can quickly adjust your care plan and even admit you to the hospital if needed.

How do I get into Fast Track?

During the emergency room registration and evaluation process, also known as triage, a medical professional will determine the seriousness of your emergency. If you have less-urgent issues, you'll be assigned to the Fast Track.

Where is the Fast Track ER located?

The Fast Track is located within the emergency room. You will use the same entrance and check-in as our regular ER.

When is the Fast Track open?

Fast Track is open daily from 10AM – 10PM. The St. Lucie Medical Center ER is open 24 hours a day.

Will I see a doctor at Fast Track?

Fast Track patients will be seen by a qualified medical professional, defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), nurses and other team members.

What conditions are treated at Fast Track?

The Fast Track provides emergency-level medical care for minor illnesses and injuries such as:

  • Ear complaints
  • Cough symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Back pain
  • Cuts
  • Bites, stings and allergic reactions
  • Burning or infrequent urination
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Rashes
  • Suture removal
  • Wound checks

Senior-friendly emergency room

We now provide those over 65 with special attention when they are in need of care. While our ER staff provides prompt, quality care to every patient, we recognize that seniors have specific needs. Learn more about our senior-friendly ER.

Need help finding a physician?

For routine health matters and check-ups, contact your primary care physician. Regular check-ups with a primary care physician is the best way to maintain good health. For a FREE physician referral, call (800) 382-3522 or visit our physician directory.

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