Emergency Medicine

UF Health Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville is staffed by highly qualified, academic, board-certified emergency physicians. The Emergency Department is divided into treatment areas according to a patient's condition, age and chief complaint.

  • Trauma Center
    The facility houses a Level I trauma center, TraumaOne, staffed 24 hours a day by the trauma team. The team consists of trauma/critical care surgeons and emergency medicine physicians. The Trauma Center is the home base for an aeromedical rescue unit with three air ambulances serving all of Northeast Florida and Southern Georgia.

  • Emergency and Urgent Care Centers
    Three UF Health Emergency and Urgent Care Centers are opening in 2023 across Jacksonville. Visit to learn more about this unique care model to treat patients 24/7 for most types of illnesses and injuries.

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU-ED)
    This unit is a 19-bed monitored area with five resuscitation bays. Critically ill medical patients and patients who need continuous monitoring of their vital signs are evaluated and stabilized in this area.

  • Pediatric Emergency Department
    The department is a fully-equipped center with a separate triage area, waiting room, three-bay resuscitation area and treatment facility for the more than 22,000 pediatric patients seen annually. It is equipped to deal with all levels of pediatric care. It is staffed 24 hours a day by board certified, subspecialty trained pediatric emergency physicians, board certified emergency physicians, emergency medicine and pediatric residents, and pediatric emergency medicine fellows.

  • Fast Track
    Patients with fractures, lacerations, abdominal pain, eye/ear/nose/throat complaints, or gynecologic emergencies are usually evaluated in this 13-bed area. The Flexible Care Area is expandable to 26 monitored beds in the event of a multiple casualty incident (MCI).

    Chest Pain Center

    Patients with minor complaints, such as the need for a wound recheck or suture removal, simple infections or medicine refills, are also triaged to this portion of the Emergency Department.

  • Clinical Decision Unit (CDU)
    Patients with serious complaints that would benefit from an extended observation period may be placed in the CDU. This enables the medical staff the opportunity to assess over time whether the patient should be admitted to the hospital or can be safely discharged home.

  • Chest Pain Center
    UF Health Jacksonville’s Chest Pain Center is a state-of-the-art facility staffed with experts who specialize in providing a higher level of care to patients with heart attack symptoms. It is the first chest pain center in Florida accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation, the highest designation available for such centers.

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