Freestanding Emergency Rooms (ER)
As Central Florida continues to grow at unprecedented rates, Orlando Health is providing easy access to its high-performing healthcare by opening freestanding emergency rooms across the region. Each freestanding ER is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine doctors and nurses who can care for any member of your family, whether adult or child.
With four new freestanding ERs already open, Orlando Health is putting emergency care closer to where you live, work and play.
What Is a Freestanding ER?
A freestanding ER is simply an emergency facility that’s physically unattached to a hospital building. Freestanding ERs remove the need to travel long distances on congested roadways by placing services further into the community. Just like Orlando Health’s hospital-based ERs, freestanding ERs provide 24/7/365 access to:
- The same level of care and services as our traditional hospital-based emergency rooms
- Board-certified emergency medicine doctors and nurses
- Treatment for illnesses and injuries, including heart attack and stroke
- Diagnostic services (lab tests, radiology and advanced imaging)
How Is a Freestanding ER Different from an Urgent Care Center?
Unlike an urgent care center, a freestanding ER must meet certain state requirements, including:
- Being open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Having emergency medicine physicians onsite at all times
- Providing imaging, lab services, and more specialized equipment and medications
Why Go to an Orlando Health Freestanding ER?
Orlando Health is the recognized expert in emergency care. Our connected – and growing – network of ERs across Central Florida includes the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, giving you around-the-clock access to dozens of specialists who are just minutes away.
Each of our freestanding ERs is associated with Orlando Health hospitals so you have all of the advantages of our comprehensive healthcare system, always close to home. If a patient needs more acute care or a complex procedure, Orlando Health’s Air Care Team can lift off from the onsite helipad at each of our freestanding ERs and transport the patient straight to the hospital.
Whether it’s a major or minor emergency, Orlando Health is prepared to care for you at any time.
Freestanding ER Locations
These six freestanding ERs are open or coming soon across the region:
22316 US Hwy 27
Leesburg, FL 34748
16966 Cagan Ridge Blvd.
Clermont, FL 34714
17000 Porter Rd.
Winter Garden, FL 34787
1001 E. Osceola Pkwy.
Kissimmee, FL 34744
(Opening Summer of 2019)
412 Rinehart Rd.
(Opening Early 2020)