Emergency Care

When treating an emergency, time is of the essence. Debating whether or not to risk going to an emergency room during a heart attack, stroke or other health emergency—waiting even a few extra minutes—could be harmful.

That’s why in all BayCare hospital emergency rooms, patients who have symptoms of COVID-19 are isolated from other patients. This helps keep emergency room patients and our team members safe.

Keeping You Safe

Patient, visitors and members of the community are required to wear a mask while in our facilities.

For emergency room visitation information, see our current visitation policy.

A boy holds an arrow-shaped sign that says "ER?" while standing next to a girl who is holding a sign that says "Urgent Care?"

ER vs. Urgent Care

Choosing between an ER and urgent care can often be very confusing, especially if you find yourself suddenly ill or injured. Learn more about when to visit an emergency room and when to visit an urgent care.