Emergency care close to home
Ascension Sacred Heart Emergency Care - Pensacola is a Level II Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center in Pensacola, Florida, backed by leading cardiovascular, surgical, transplant, neuro, stroke, orthopedic, and trauma specialists. We provide 24/7 care for life-threatening and severe illness and injury - including heart attack, stroke, concussion, broken bones, and more. Experienced ER care teams listen to quickly understand your needs to deliver the right care for you and your family. And you are connected to the right follow-up care across Ascension Sacred Heart sites of care by our specialists before you leave the ER—including leading cancer care, heart care and women's health.
Seconds count in stroke, heart and burn recovery, seek emergency care immediately. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Our emergency room at Ascension Sacred Heart delivers care 24/7.
Emergency care services include:
- 24/7 emergency care
- Admission (when needed) to Ascension hospitals
- Board-certified emergency care doctors and ER nurses
- Comprehensive Stroke Center
- On-call specialists
- On-site full-service digital imaging (X-ray, CT scan and ultrasound)
- On-site lab
- Private treatment rooms
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or dial 911. Signs or symptoms of an acute emergency may include shortness of breath, chest pain, open fracture, fainting, severe bleeding, head injury or other major trauma, one-sided weakness or numbness, loss of consciousness or fainting, severe abdominal pain, or bites or stings.
Care right away - 24/7 emergency care
Doctors, nurses and care teams in our ER at Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola deliver advanced care for life-threatening symptoms and conditions. Call 911 or go directly to an emergency room if you or a family member are experiencing:
- Abdominal pain (moderate to severe)
- Back pain (severe)
- Chest pain
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Major trauma
- Pregnant and having labor pains
- Severe allergic reactions
- Severe burns
- Severe skin infections or complicated abscesses
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden neurologic changes like weakness, difficulty speaking, numbness, difficulty walking, or loss of consciousness
Connected to 24/7 emergency care for children
Studer Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Care provides 24/7 pediatric emergency and trauma care. Located at Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, the region's only children's hospital, doctors and care teams specialize in treating serious illness and injury. If you notice your child’s illness becoming more severe or if your child has a serious injury, it may be time to take your child to the ER. Symptoms and signs that your child needs emergency care include:
- Animal bites
- Blue face and lips or pale coloring
- Chest pain
- High fever
- Major injury or broken bone
- Severe allergic reaction
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea
- Trouble breathing
- Other serious illness or injury
Advanced 24/7 trauma care
The ER at Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola is a Level II trauma center, delivering advanced care for severe and life-threatening and traumatic injury with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced surgical care. Highly trained surgeons and multidisciplinary care teams work together to provide comprehensive emergency medical care for trauma such as complex fractures, spine injury, brain injury, uncontrolled hemorrhages, and blood vessel injuries. Each trauma center is designated by the Florida Department of Health to ensure they meet the specific standards of care that, when followed, improve the outcome of the injured patient.
Advanced emergency care for stroke
Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Comprehensive Stroke Centers deliver advanced imaging and treatment for complex stroke, including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Your stroke care includes:
- 24/7 monitoring
- Advanced imaging, such as CT angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Doctors specializing in neurosurgery, neurovascular and endovascular procedures
- Neuroscience intensive care unit (ICU)
- Rehabilitation services
Advanced burn care
Specialists at Ascension Sacred Heart Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine provide advanced wound healing with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The hyperbaric chamber is a painless environment that delivers oxygen-rich therapy to help promote wound healing. During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, concentrated oxygen quickly increases in your bloodstream and helps heal the wound from the inside out. We provide emergency and outpatient care for adults and children, including care for burns caused by fire, frostbite and inhalation injury.
Connected to specialized follow-up care
Your care doesn’t stop when you leave the ER. We help connect you to leading specialists and follow-up care to support your care plan and recovery. Your care team also helps you manage your medications and sends prescriptions to your local pharmacy or through Ascension Rx. And you will always have access to our other services, like imaging and lab.
If you or a family member is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Our emergency rooms at Ascension Sacred Heart deliver care 24/7.