Here For Emergencies

Your Safe Care is Our Priority

  • Patients seeking Emergency Care should proceed to the Emergency Department entrance.
  • Due to high patient demand, wait times in the ER may be longer than expected.
  • All patients seeking emergency treatment will be screened, triaged, stabilized and treated as soon as possible.

When to come to the ER

Please – don’t delay care if you or a loved one have symptoms that are best evaluated in an emergency room, which may include:

  • Broken bones and dislocated joints
  • Chest pains
  • Concussion/fainting
  • Confusion/change in mental state
  • Digestive problems, especially sudden, severe stomach pain, coupled with nausea and vomiting
  • Facial lacerations
  • Fever with a rash
  • Head or eye injury
  • Intense back pain with numbness, weakness and fever
  • Muscle strain, when tied to the inability to walk, fever or an open wound
  • Seizures
  • Serious burns
  • Severe cuts that may require stitches
  • Severe COVID-19, cold or flu symptoms
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy

Signs of a heart attack

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Upper body discomfort, such as arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Cold sweat, nausea, lightheaded
  • Especially for women – difficulty breathing, nausea/vomiting, back or jaw pain

Signs of a stroke

  • B – Balance – Is there a loss of balance, coordination or trouble walking?
  • E – Eyes – Is it difficult to see in one or both eyes?
  • F – Face – When the person smiles, does one side of the face droop?
  • A – Arms – Does one arm drift down when the person raises both arms?
  • S – Speech – Is speech strange or slurred?
  • T – Time – Don’t wait to call 9-1-1 if you see any of the above signs

When to call 911

Call 911 for an ambulance for certain emergencies such as a heart attack or stroke. Paramedics can often begin delivering life-savings treatment on the way to the hospital. Also call 911 if you’re unsure whether to drive yourself. Your safety is our highest priority.

Founded in 1938, St. Mary’s Medical Center is a 420-bed, acute care hospital that provides medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric, trauma and emergency services to a five-county area. What started as a small 50-bed facility founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, has grown into a dynamic institution, known for its innovation and award-winning programs, as well as a legacy of excellence that began more than three generations ago.

Monday: Open 24 hrs
Tuesday: Open 24 hrs
Wednesday: Open 24 hrs
Thursday: Open 24 hrs
Friday: Open 24 hrs
Saturday: Open 24 hrs
Sunday: Open 24 hrs

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency

About Us

With many specialized programs, including a state-designated Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, we deliver the most babies in Palm Beach County. A leader in critical care medicine, St. Mary’s treats more than 70,000 emergency and trauma patients each year. With advanced diagnostic and imaging services, we are the only GE Show Site in the Southeastern United States for neurointerventional imaging technology. Our dedicated team of physicians and staff has helped us achieve top quality awards through The Birthplace ,our level I trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, level III NICU and more

General visiting hours are between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Visitors are also allowed after hours in some circumstances, as long as they respect the hospital environment. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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