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Emergency room (ER) in Port Charlotte, Florida

Fawcett Memorial Hospital's 20-bed emergency room provides the North Port, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda community with high-quality emergency care, 24/7. Our skilled emergency medicine team provides prompt, compassionate care when you need it most.

If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. For more information about our ER, please call our emergency care director at (941) 624-8802.

Fast, high-quality emergency treatment

When it comes to emergency situations, timely and effective care is essential for good patient outcomes. We have been providing patient-centered care since 1975, and last year, we treated more than 22,000 patients.

We believe nothing is more important than your health, so we work hard every day to improve efficiency and quality and to expand our services. For example, our ER wait times are consistently lower than the national average and lower than the majority of Florida ERs.

Our continued commitment to excellent care has been recognized by Healogics with the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence Award for wound care. Additionally, Healthgrades honored us with the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ in 2018 and 2019.

Nationally recognized stroke care

The Joint Commission recognized our excellent stroke treatment by certifying us as a Primary Stroke Center. We are also certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Agency for Healthcare Administration.

ER treatments

Our highly trained ER doctors, nurses and staff provide evaluations and emergency treatments. We diagnose and treat a wide variety of sudden and chronic illnesses as well as major and minor injuries. Some of the emergency services we offer include:

  • Allergic reaction stabilization and treatment
  • Burn care
  • Cardiac and respiratory resuscitation
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) recording and interpretation
  • Emergent cardioversion
  • Emergent temporary pacemaker insertion
  • General wound care
  • Hazardous material exposure decontamination
  • Medication overdose stabilization and treatment
  • Orthopedic fracture management
  • Psychiatric stabilization and emergent treatment
  • Simple and complex laceration repair

Gastrointestinal (GI) emergency services

Patients often make a trip to the ER because of severe stomach pain. Our facility includes a dedicated GI Center, equipped to care for a multitude of gastrointestinal conditions, from food poisoning to colon cancer. Our experienced gastroenterologists diagnose and treat patients in need of immediate medical attention.