South Seminole Hospital provides emergency services 24 hours a day. If you have a medical emergency, seek care at the closest medical facility or call 9-1-1 immediately.
For other minor problems, call your primary care physician for advice. Our Emergency Department is staffed with people specially trained in emergency medicine including physicians, nurses, technicians, and assistants.
Some conditions that require Emergency Department care are:
- Loss of consciousness
- Intense pain
- Symptoms of a heart attack or stroke
- Severe breathing problems
- Head or neck injuries
- Major broken bones (leg, hip, arm, or severe deformity to a bone)
- Gaping wound
- Severe burns
- Uncontrolled vomiting and diarrhea
Please be advised that there may be other conditions that need emergency care that are not listed here.
Dr. Rakesh Parekh discusses how to recognize symptoms of a stroke
Dr. Richard Feibelman discusses how Telemedicine benefits patients in the Emergency Department
At South Seminole Hospital, our physicians use telemedicine in some emergency cases to communicate with physicians at other healthcare facilities. Telemedicine benefits patients by allowing our physicians to confer with physicians at Orlando Regional Medical Center through state of the art video conferencing. This also allows physicians to consult one another across town or across the country if further consultation is needed.