Emergency Care close to home
Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast Emergency Department delivers 24/7 emergency care for serious and life-threatening injuries and illnesses in Okaloosa and Walton counties. We listen to quickly understand your health needs. Then, we provide care that’s right for you. Board-certified emergency care doctors and care teams at Ascension are trained in advanced life-saving services. From the moment you walk through the door, we deliver compassionate care to help you and your loved ones through an emergency.
With patient satisfaction scores leading the nation in the 99th percentile, our healthcare team provides high quality, compassionate healthcare in a timely manner.
We’re here for you when you need us most
We’re here for you every day. If you or a loved one is experiencing a cardiovascular emergency, our ER doctors and care teams work closely with the Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast heart and stroke care network, as well as specialists in pediatrics, pulmonology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and foot care, surgery, OB/GYN, urology, ear-nose-and-throat care, plastic surgeons, gastroenterology and digestive health,
Together, our first responders, ER care team and our hospital’s medical-surgical intensive care teams provide advanced care.
Our Emergency Department features centrally located stations for nurses and physicians designed so that all patient rooms are visible to staff at all times. The increased capacity will provide patients with shorter wait times in a state-of-the-art environment. All rooms feature state-of-the-art equipment, flat screen TV’s, and guest seating.
Comprehensive diagnostic and imaging services are available 24-hours a day, including a 64-Slice CT scan, MRI services, lab work, x-rays, and much more.
For critical trauma injuries, our ER care team performs initial treatments to stabilize the patient. Then, if needed, we work with ground and air ambulance teams to transport patients to a higher-level facility if needed.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 9-1-1.
Reasons to seek emergency care at Ascension
Ascension ER care teams offer treatment for signs or symptoms of a major health emergencies, including:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Open fractures
- Severe bleeding
- Head injury or other major trauma
- One-sided weakness or numbness, or seizure
- Severe stomach pain
- Bites or stings
- Suspected drug overdose -shallow breathing, unresponsiveness, slow heart rate
If you need follow-up care, we’ll connect you to the Ascension specialist who’s right for you. We deliver the care you need, close to home.