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Average ER Wait Times

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

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Emergency Department

Fort Walton Beach ER

The Fort Walton Beach Medical Center ER is open 24 hours, seven days a week with 22 treatment rooms/bays and a dedicated radiology room. Our emergency room is staffed by physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals specifically trained to deliver emergency medical services at a moment's notice.

Our ER assesses and treats patients of all ages, from neonatal to geriatric patients. With the emphasis on timely assessment and treatment, our department staff are skilled in the specific age-related needs of these diverse populations in this clinical setting. We have a separate pediatric ER that is dedicated to treating the emergency healthcare needs of infants, children and adolescents.

Keeping ER wait times short

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has developed mechanisms for triage, treatment and stabilization designed to keep your ER wait time as short as possible. You can see our average ER wait times any time of day on our website, so you can make an informed decision about your family’s health.

You can also text “ER” to 23000 to find out the average ER wait time.

If you believe you are experiencing a potentially fatal injury or illness, don’t try to drive to the closest emergency room. Instead, call 911 for evaluation and transportation.

Express ER

At Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, your treatment in the area’s fastest ER is now even faster with Express ER. As part of our main emergency room, Express ER can quickly treat your minor emergencies. This service provides walk-in care for adults with minor injuries and illnesses.

Hours of operation
9:00am to 9:00pm, seven days a week.

Location
1000 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(Located in the front of hospital)
(850) 863-7610

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Emergency room accreditations

As an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, Level II Adult Cardiovascular Center and a licensed Psychiatric Treatment Center, the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center ER offers the most comprehensive inventory of services in the tri-county area. With the fastest door-to-balloon time in the area, you're in good hands if you or a loved one suffers a heart attack.

Destin emergency room

In addition to our main emergency room located at our hospital, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center also has a standalone ER location in Destin. Destin Emergency Care Center (DECC) provides excellent emergency care for patients of all ages.

Destin Emergency Care Center
996 Airport Road
Destin, FL 32541

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