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What is an ER Wait Time?
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 arrow  Palm Bay Hospital
 arrow  Viera Hospital
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Health First Now Urgent Care
105 S. Banana River Blvd.
Cocoa Beach

P: 321-868-8313
Hours:
Mon - Fri
8 am to 7:30 pm
Sat.
9 am to 4 pm
Sun
9 am to 1 pm 

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Health First Now Urgent Care
1223 Gateway Drive
Melbourne

P: 321-725-4505
Hours:
Mon - Fri
8 am to 7:30 pm
Sat & Sun
8 am to 6 pm 

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Health First Now Urgent Care
730 Malabar Road
Malabar

P: 321-725-4505
Hours:
Mon - Sun
9 am to 6 pm 

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Health First Now Urgent Care
1220 Highway A1A
Suite 147
Indialantic

P: 321-984-1333
Hours:
Mon-Fri
8:30 am to 5 pm 

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Our Emergency Room (ER) Wait Times are provided for informational purposes only as an approximation of the average time it takes a patient after registering to see a qualified healthcare professional (triage). Your actual wait time to be assigned to an ER bed, seen by an ER Physician, Physician Assistant, or Licensed Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner may differ from these times. 

This is not a substitute for medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 or your doctor. 

When should I go to the ER?

ERs are not set up to optimally care for routine illness, and patients are not always seen on a first-come, first-served basis.  Therefore, ERs use a triage system to ensure that the most critical patients get immediate care. 

This allows patients with life-threatening injuries or illnesses, such as heart attacks, serious accidents, or victims of violent crimes to be treated first. People with less-serious injuries may have to wait before being treated.

Walk-in clinics, such as the Health First Now Urgent Care Centers and Health First QuickCare  at Holmes Regional Medical Center, are the best choice for prompt medical attention when a patient cannot see his or her family doctor for a
NON-LIFE-THREATENING  medical ailment.

These clinics typically treat coughs and colds, insect bites, infections, or injuries such as sprains, dislocations, sports injuries that may need stitches, minor burns, ear / nose / throat (ENT) problems, and minor workplace injuries.

These injuries typically are treated in less time in an urgent care setting than in the ER and often do not require hospital admission.

Emergency Rooms at Health First hospitals

You never plan to visit an Emergency Room (ER), but, when you or a loved one need immediate care, it’s good to know that your local Health First hospital can handle any emergency with state-of-the-art treatment provided by skilled physicians, nurses, and technicians dedicated to emergency care.

Whether you walk in or are brought by ambulance, you will receive quality ER care at any of the four Health First hospital ERs located at Cape Canaveral Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, and Viera Hospital. All Health First hospital ERs are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week (24/7).

What should I expect if I do go to the ER?

If you choose the ER, most patients are assessed in the Triage Room, then tests or treatments may be ordered that will involve the patient being moved to another area of the hospital, with waiting time determined by the patient’s clinical need.   Patients with serious conditions, such as cardiac arrest, will bypass triage altogether when appropriate and be moved straight to the appropriate department for testing and/or treatment.

The resuscitation area is where the most serious patients will be treated as it contains the equipment and staff required for immediate treatment of life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

What kind of doctor will I see in the ER?

ER Physicians at Health First hospitals are Board-certified in Emergency Medicine.  Less serious emergency cases may be seen by a  Physician Assistant or Licensed Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.  All physicians and staff are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. 

Health First Emergency Services

Cape Canaveral Hospital

Cape Canaveral Hospital's Emergency Room (ER) is here to help you and your family whenever an emergency arises.  Our ER treats more than 29,000 cases each year and offers:
arrow 24/7 emergency services
arrow 26 beds -- fully-equipped exam rooms
arrow  Board-certified physicians, nurses, and technicians specializing in Emergency Medicine
arrow  Dedicated ER paramedics, emergency technicians, unit secretaries, registration, and admitting clerks
arrow  Social Work and Case Management services available
arrow  ER staff certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Holmes Regional Medical Center

Holmes Regional Medical Center is Brevard's leader in emergency care, treating more than 56,000 patients each year in our Emergency Room (ER).  In addition, more than 1,350 patients receive acute care in the area’s only state-designated Level lI Trauma Center with one-fourth of these patients being transported via First Flight, Health First's state-of the-art EC 135 air ambulance and its highly-trained nurse paramedic flight team. Holmes’ ER and Trauma Center offer numerous advantages when life-threatening or disaster situations arise:
arrow 24/7 emergency and trauma services
arrow 56 all-private exam rooms
arrow Five Acute Resuscitation Trauma Rooms with in-suite surgical capabilities and 
   dedicated rooftop access by First Flight
arrow 12 specially-equipped rooms for cardiac emergencies, STEMI alerts, stroke, and cardiac 
   resuscitation, with rapid access to The Heart Center's Cardiac Catheterization Labs and
   open heart surgery suites.
arrow A Radiology Department dedicated solely to emergencies and reducing delays
arrow Dedicated OB/GYN, eye injury, and ENT rooms
arrow Isolated decontamination and HAZMAT treatment area
arrow Secluded sexual assault room with its own entrance and private bathroom

Palm Bay Hospital

Palm Bay Hospital  features a newly-renovated Emergency Room (ER) that treats more than 38,000 emergency cases a year.  Our ER also offers:
arrow 24/7 emergency services
arrow 22 beds -- fully-equipped exam rooms
arrow Board-certified physicians, nurses, and technicians specializing in Emergency Medicine
arrow Dedicated ER paramedics, emergency technicians, unit secretaries, registration, and admitting clerks
arrow Social Work and Case Management services available
arrow ER staff certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Viera Hospital

Viera Hospital  offers an Emergency Room (ER) with 24-hour security.  Upon entering ER triage, patients are moved immediately to an exam room where triage and registration are conducted at the bedside.  Other features include:
arrow 24/7 emergency services
arrow 18 beds -- fully-equipped exam rooms and a private consultation room
arrow Board-certified physicians, nurses, and technicians specializing in Emergency Medicine
arrow Dedicated ER paramedics, emergency technicians, unit secretaries, registration, and admitting clerks
arrow Social Work and Case Management services available
arrow Two high-tech Acute Resuscitation Rooms
arrow Isolated decontamination and HAZMAT treatment area
arrow ER staff certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support

It's the Law
If you have a medical emergency or are in labor, you have the right to receive within the capabilities of our hospital staff and facilities:
arrow An appropriate medical screening examination
arrow Necessary stabilization treatment (including treatment for any child or unborn child) and if necessary
arrow You can be treated even if you cannot pay or do not have medical insurance or if you are not entitled to Medicare and  
   Medicaid.  Our hospitals also participate in the Medicaid program.