About Tampa Community Hospital, A Campus of Memorial Hospital of Tampa, ER
The Tampa Community ER is located at Tampa Community Hospital, a campus of Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Here, we offer access to an additional emergency room (ER) in South Tampa. This ensures the surrounding communities have convenient access to the care they need, when they need it.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. For questions about our emergency services, please call the Tampa Community ER at (813) 888-7060.
Fast, expert emergency care
Our trained ER staff is prepared to care for all your emergency medical needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our on-site, board-certified emergency physicians, physician assistants, nurses and paramedics are trained to handle any medical crisis and work together to ensure the quality of your care.
At the Tampa Community ER, we are committed to providing immediate, expert emergency care for children and adults throughout our community. The ER features services and amenities that include:
- Private patient triage area
- Comfortable treatment rooms
- Seven fast-track rooms for patients with less serious illnesses and injuries
- Advanced patient monitoring equipment
- Occupational healthcare, including post work-related accident care, drug screenings and breathalyzer testing
- Dedicated pediatric treatment room
Coordinated patient communication
We know dealing with an emergency situation is stressful, which is why our staff is committed to providing frequent progress reports about your diagnosis, condition and treatment. If you should require a higher level of care, you will be transported to our main campus at Memorial Hospital of Tampa.
Tampa Community Hospital, a campus of Memorial Hospital of Tampa, is an Accredited Hospital by The Joint Commission.
What to expect at the ER
People who require the most urgent care will be first to be treated at the ER. This means that it may be possible for someone who arrived after you to be treated first. It is, however, our commitment to treat every patient as soon as possible.
If you arrive to the ER with an immediate, life-threatening conditions you will be taken directly to an exam room. If your condition does not require immediate care, you may be asked to have a seat in our lobby until an exam room becomes available. If you feel your condition has changed while waiting, please inform the reception desk immediately.
If an exam room is available for you upon entry to our ER, you will be visited by a registration clerk who will gather your information at your bedside. If a room is not available and your condition is not life-threatening, you may be asked to remain in the reception area until a room becomes available.
During registration, we will ask you to sign a treatment consent form and to provide your name, address, phone number, personal physician and insurance information.
Once you are in an exam room, you will receive a medical screening exam by one of our ER physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners. Depending on the type of illness or injury, a nurse may start an IV or obtain a blood or urine sample. Additionally, you may receive diagnostic testing, such as an X-ray or computed tomography (CT) scan.
Our goal is to keep you comfortable and conduct tests as quickly as possible. Some tests take longer to complete, and we appreciate your patience as we work to provide the care you need.
Your treatment will depend on your physician's orders following diagnostic testing and the medical evaluation. Our staff will keep you informed about what to expect during every part of the treatment process.
ER discharge and follow-up care
Memorial Hospital of Tampa is ready to continue the progression of care through the wide range of specialty services offered, including an intensive care unit (ICU).