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
- 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
- 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.
What to expect when you get here.
When you arrive at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital you’ll notice we are a hospital dedicated entirely to the care and well being of our youngest neighbors—your children. They’re not just our patients, they’re part of our family. We believe making children feel safe and comfortable is just as important as helping them heal.
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