ER & Trauma Center

In an emergency, always call 9-1-1.


Emergency Rooms & Trauma Center

Main Campus ER
Obstetrical ECC
Level II Trauma Center
1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239 (entrance off Waldemere St.)

For non-emergency information, call (941) 917-8555.

North Port ER
2345 Bobcat Village Center Rd., North Port, FL 34288 
For non-emergency information, call (941) 257-2800.

If you or someone you know is experiencing emergency warning signs (see below), call 911 immediately. Do not try to drive to the ER. Life-saving interventions often take place in an ambulance, as does transmission of vital information to hospitals preparing for your emergency treatment.

Warning Signs

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Loss of consciousness or awareness
  • Choking
  • Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
  • Sudden numbness, tingling, weakness of an extremity
  • Serious injuries, especially those that affect the head, abdomen, neck or back
  • Sudden severe pain anywhere in your body, from a known or unknown cause
  • Sudden dizziness, headache or change in vision
  • Weakness, fainting or feeling as if you are going to pass out
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Thoughts of suicide or homicide
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Poisoning or overdose of medications
  • Significant bleeding from vagina, rectum or when vomiting
  • Bleeding that cannot be stopped with pressure
  • Major burns

Advanced Specialties & Services
Our Emergency Care Center physicians are all board-certified in emergency medicine and have at least 10 years of experience, and our affiliation with John's Hopkins All Children's Hospitals ensures around-the-clock pediatric care by Sarasota Memorial and All Children's highly specialized Pediatric Hospitalists.

Our Emergency Care team is backed by the full resources of Sarasota Memorial and ER nurses with advanced certifications in trauma and emergency care. Sarasota Memorial is the only hospital in the region – and among a select group across the nation – to earn the nation’s highest honor for nursing care – Magnet Nursing Services Recognition.

Level II Trauma Center
As Sarasota County's only trauma center, Sarasota Memorial's team of highly specialized trauma surgeons, emergency physicians, subspecialists, trauma and intensive care nurses and rehabilitation specialists stand ready 24/7 to deliver immediate life-saving care to people who suffer the most severe accidents and injuries in or near Sarasota County.

Obstetrical Emergencies: Sarasota Memorial is the only hospital in the region with a 24-hour emergency department dedicated to pregnant women. Our OB ECC, Triage & OB Hospitalist Service is located next to the main Emergency Care Center on the first floor of the hospital. Our OB Hospitalists are available immediately throughout the day and night to examine patients, evaluate the progress of labor, check lab results, handle emergencies and provide a safe delivery for women who do not have their own physician or whose physician requests assistance. 

Emergency vs. Urgent Care?

For urgent, but not life threatening conditions, you can also visit one of Sarasota Memorial's Urgent Care Centers in Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice. The clinics are open 8am-8pm seven days a week. In a medical emergency, always call 911. For tips on when to seek emergency care versus urgent care, check out our "Know When To Go" blog, or watch our "Urgent Care: Fast Facts" video series on our YouTube channel.

Comprehensive Stroke Center
Sarasota Memorial is the only hospital in the region designated by the State of Florida as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and nationally certified by DNV Healthcare to provide the most complex and advanced procedures to treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication. Learn more >>>

DASH – Direct Angioplasty Saves Hearts
Choosing an ER with a hospital-based cath lab and heart surgery program offers the best protection against potentially life-threatening delays in receiving advanced cardiac care. Our DASH program (Direct Angioplasty Saves Hearts) works with 911 and rescue workers in the field to ensure that heart patients receive immediate and life-saving interventions upon arrival. Learn more >>>