401 NW 42 Ave
Plantation, FL 33317
Phone: (954) 587-5010
About HCA Florida Plantation Emergency, a part of Westside Hospital
When you need it most, at times of emergency, we offer superior expert care at two ERs close to home in Davie and in Plantation, Florida.
If you are looking for the closest emergency room to you in Plantation, FL, HCA Florida Plantation Emergency, a part of Westside Hospital's experienced ER doctors and nurses are specially trained to provide rapid care. We employ best practices to ensure short wait times and thorough treatment with the compassion and quality you deserve and expect.
If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or 911.
At each of our ER locations, you will find:
- Minimal wait times
- High-caliber care from board certified emergency physicians
- Expert care from emergency trained staff
- Complete range of emergency room services
- Thorough pediatric emergency care
- Full service laboratory, which includes:
- X-ray services
- 64 Slice CT Scanner
- Access to all specialty services and physicians at HCA Hospitals of Broward
- Emergency room self-service patient check-in kiosks
- Free wi-fi
Be prepared before coming to the ER and know what to expect when you arrive.
Keep your family and friends aware of every medical milestone in our emergency room with this revolutionary text service. InformER is a new and revolutionary HCA text messaging service that provides your ER status updates to patients, family members and friends. Once registered, you will receive status updates on your phone. You can then forward the registration code you receive to your loved ones allowing them to also register and receive your updates. Up to five members can be added.
Emergency room kiosks
The new check-in process is simple. Patients have a self-service option to manually enter their information or scan their Florida Driver’s License and provide the reason for their visit. Once their information is entered into the system, the triage nurse is automatically notified of their arrival. All the information the patient provides at the emergency room kiosks is accurately captured in the patient’s medical record.
ER Frequently Asked Questions
What should happen when I arrive?
Expect one of our team members to promptly obtain your name and measure your vital signs when you first arrive. Then, we will bring you to a treatment room, if available. The nurse may request that you wear a hospital gown so the physician is able to thoroughly examine your condition and identify tests that you may need.
What type of information is required at the ER?
- Your name and date of birth (driver’s license or photo identification is helpful)
- Reason for your visit to the emergency room
- A list of the medications you take at home
- List of doctors who have provided your past care (PCP & specialists)
What should I expect my treatment to be like?
Your care will be tailored to your condition and specific medical emergency. The physician may only need to speak with you and provide you with simple instructions and/or prescriptions. However, if your condition is more serious, you may require extensive testing. The physician may order the nurse to start an IV, draw blood work, perform special bedside testing or order radiological exams. Our facility offers cutting-edge technology to ensure accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plans.
What is "triage" and why is it so important?
We aim to provide rapid care and the best treatment to all patients. This means that the patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries are treated first.
The nurse may be the first staff member you see in the treatment room. The nurse may ask you several important questions about your condition, medical history and medications, as well as assess you. The nurse will then assign you a triage “score” which indicates the severity of illness or injury. The physicians use the score to identify which patients need to be seen first.
Will I have to be admitted to the hospital?
After your treatment, you will either be discharged or admitted to the hospital.
If you are going home, the physician will talk with you about your condition and answer all your questions. Then the physician will prepare discharge paperwork. Your nurse will give you written instructions for home care, any necessary prescriptions and any recommended follow-up treatment.
If you need to be admitted to the hospital, the ER doctor will contact the appropriate physician so you can be admitted based on your diagnosis and condition. Our staff will then arrange to have a hospital room ready for you, based on your needs.
Can I have someone with me in the treatment room?
Yes, you may have visitors with you as long as they remain at your bedside. In some cases, your visitors may be asked to remain in the reception area. These requests are made to protect patient privacy and so that physicians can provide additional care. Your visitors should feel free to ask a nurse about your condition at any point during your visit.