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University Hospital & Medical Center
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Emergency Care

24/7 Emergency room near me

Your family can count on University Hospital and Medical Center in Tamarac, Florida to deliver quality emergency care when it matters most. The emergency room staff at our hospital knows that during a medical emergency, every second counts, which is why our doctors, nurses and other staff work round the clock to keep your ER wait time as low was possible.

Our emergency room is equipped to treat patients of all ages, from infancy to senior citizens. When you choose our ER in Tamarac, you know you are getting quality emergency care, fast. Quick turn-around times are just one of the many reasons we have outstanding patient satisfaction scores. In addition to having the latest technology, our ER physicians are all board-certified.

Located just west of Ft. Lauderdale near Sunrise, our emergency room is prepared to handle a variety of emergency conditions including:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Allergic reactions
  • Heat stroke
  • Appendicitis
  • Concussions
If you’re experiencing a medical emergency and think it may be life-threatening, call 911 for transportation to the nearest emergency room.

Our commitment to the greater Ft. Lauderdale community

The provision of emergency services and care shall not be based upon, nor affected by, the person's race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, pre-existing medical condition, physical or mental handicap, insurance status or ability to pay for medical services.

If you come to our emergency room, you will receive treatment to the best of our abilities. That’s our commitment to the Tamarac and Ft. Lauderdale community.

Senior-friendly emergency room

Our newly renovated emergency room includes special accommodations for senior patients including:

  • Specially trained staff
  • Designated private rooms
  • Additional safety features such as enhanced lighting, handrails and large print communications.

Pediatric-friendly ER

This kid-friendly area offers a team of experienced emergency care physicians, nurses and staff available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This area features a warm environment with a décor in a child-friendly ocean theme. Our designated pediatric area offers prompt diagnosis and treatment for a range of non-emergent conditions, including colds, flu, minor sprains and strains, minor cuts, ear and sinus infection, abdominal pain, burns and broken bones.

Kid Friendly Car

Life-saving emergency procedures such as intubation and stabilization also can be performed if necessary.

ICE Card

We all know that emergencies have a funny way of happening when we least expect them. With that in mind, we would like to provide you with a great tool: an ICE card - In Case of Emergency. This card can save valuable time and provide vital information to EMS personnel and your caregiver if the need arises. Simply fill it out, carry it in your wallet and hope that you never need to use it.

To receive your ICE card and a free gift (while supplies last) simply call 1-866-4HCA-DOCS (442-2362).

Family and friends of emergency room patients

We appreciate your concern about your family member or friend who is a patient in our ER. We will inform you of any progress being made in the evaluation, as well as any change in the patient's condition. Please keep in mind that the patient's care is our highest priority.

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