Orlando Health announces plans to build a freestanding emergency room in East Orange County

Orlando Health submitted to the Orange County Development Review Committee a request for a pre-application meeting along with renderings of a new freestanding emergency room (ER) the organization plans to build. The request provides specifications for the new ER, which features an 18,000-square-foot facility with a capacity for up to 24 exam rooms, including two resuscitation rooms, a computerized tomography room, a radiology room, and a lab. It will be located at 11898 Lake Underhill Road, on a 5.57-acre site that was previously the location of a motorcycle dealership.


“The East Orange County community has grown tremendously over the last couple of decades,” said Matt Taylor, senior vice president of asset strategy for Orlando Health. “Consumer demand for greater access and more choices in healthcare services has and continues to grow in that area. Orlando Health is pleased to expand its presence to serve the East Orange community to address this growing need,” adds Mr. Taylor.


The new ER will be connected to Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, which is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Center. The new free-standing ER will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and be staffed by board-certified emergency room physicians, registered nurses and a full support staff. An opening date for the new facility has not yet been announced.