Emergency room in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

When you need emergency care, you can depend on the emergency room (ER) team at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.

Our board-certified ER physicians and nurses provide rapid, life-saving care to patients of all ages, 24/7.

We have a pediatric ER dedicated to treating the emergency healthcare needs of infants, children and adolescents. Additionally, we provide two freestanding ERs in Destin and Navarre.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.


Joint Commission website

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is designated as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, one of the leading healthcare accreditation organizations in the nation.

ER features

The ER at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center features:

  • 44 treatment rooms
  • 24/7 care from board-certified emergency physicians and emergency-trained staff
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Dedicated pediatric ER
  • Dedicated radiology room
  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Psychiatric Treatment Center
  • Rooftop helipad

Additionally, we have developed systems for triage, treatment and stabilization to keep our ER wait times short.

To help patients make informed decisions about their health, our average ER wait times are posted on our website at all times and available by texting 'ER' to 32222.

For non-emergent questions about our ER services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (850) 864-0213.

Emergency stroke treatment

When you are experiencing a stroke, every second counts. Fast treatment is critical to preventing disability, brain damage and even death.

You can trust you will receive the highest level of stroke care at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. Our stroke treatment services earned our facility the distinction as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission, one of the leading healthcare accreditation organizations in the nation.

Pediatric ER

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center provides a pediatric ER that is separate from the hospital's main ER. This specialized unit is equipped with pediatric instruments for children of all ages.

We understand bringing a sick or injured child to the ER can be frightening and stressful—for both you and your child. Our staff is trained in pediatric emergency care, and our physicians provide high-quality care when it matters most.

Our pediatric ER features:

  • Family-friendly environment
  • Games, coloring books and teddy bears to calm and comfort your child during their time in the ER
  • Less harsh medications, such as nitrous oxide as a sedation medication for qualifying pediatric patients
  • Physicians and nurses with special training and expertise in pediatric care

Trauma center

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is designated as a Level II Trauma Center by the Florida Department of Health. This means we are uniquely qualified to care for patients who have sustained traumatic wounds and injuries.

We are prepared 24/7 to treat patients with life-threatening injuries from traumatic accidents. We also provide immediate access to trauma surgeons.

Our freestanding ERs

When you need emergency care close to home in Destin or Navarre, you can visit one of our freestanding ERs.

We provide 24/7 emergency care at our:

At our freestanding ERs, you will find the compassionate, expert-level emergency care you need 24/7.

Both locations offer:

  • Adult and pediatric emergency care
  • Certified emergency physicians and nurses
  • Comprehensive laboratory services
  • Diagnostic imaging on-site

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