In case of a life-threatening illness or injury, Baptist Health Emergency Centers are ready to provide care, 24/7, 365 days a year. Our seven hospital Emergency Centers offer immediate treatment and prompt evaluation, stabilization and initial treatment of urgent medical problems. Medical emergencies include chest pain, shortness of breath, seizures, sprains, cuts, orthopedic injuries and abdominal pain. Severely injured patients in need of trauma medicine are transported to the Baptist Hospital trauma unit. Several of our hospitals also have children’s Emergency Centers which are staffed by pediatric specialists.
For minor illnesses and injuries, there are Baptist Health urgent care centers conveniently located throughout Miami-Dade County and additional centers in Broward County. Each center is staffed by Board-certified physicians, registered nurses and technologists trained to deliver urgent care to children and adults. No appointments are necessary and waiting is kept to a minimum. Laboratory and X-ray services are also available at each location. A limited prescription service is also available. If you are discharged with a doctor's prescription, you may be able to fill it on-site.