Lakeland emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, every day. Our board-certified physicians, registered nurses, care managers, and other members of our emergency care team are trained to provide treatment for serious injuries and illnesses of all types.
Please note: Care in the emergency department is prioritized based on severity of condition. For other minor conditions and illnesses, health officials encourage patients to contact their primary care provider (after hours answering service is available at most locations) or visit a local walk-in clinic.
Our emergency services are available for the treatment of severe, life-threatening illness and injury, which may affect individuals of any age, from newborn infants to the elderly.
You should go directly to an emergency room or call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing the following:
- Chest pain with persistent pain or pressure
- Facial lacerations
- Head injury or broken bones
- Major burns
- Numbness or paralysis of face, arm or leg
- Poisoning or suspected overdose
- Seizure or loss of consciousness
- Severe reaction to insect bites, medication or food
- Severe shortness of breath or inability to breathe
- Sudden slurred speech, visual changes or weakness
- Uncontrollable bleeding
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Primary and walk-in care is recommended for:
- Asthma, allergies
- Back pain, joint pain, body aches
- Cold sores
- Colds, coughs, sinus infections, flu
- Ear, eye, skin and respiratory infections
- Headaches, migraines, dizziness
- Insect bites, rash
- Minor burns, cuts, bruises, sprains, strains, and falls
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach, heartburn
- Pink eye and minor eye injuries
- Urinary tract infections
- And other illnesses