Emergency Room at Memorial Hospital Pembroke

Start Here for Emergency Medical Services from a Team of Experts

When you or a loved one has a medical emergency, getting to the nearest ER is the priority. It’s a comfort to turn to the neighborhood ER team you know and trust at Memorial Hospital Pembroke. For more than 25 years, our team of emergency room experts has been there when needed most. We work here, we live here and we care about the people of our community.

And because we’re smaller, our wait times are typically shorter and services are usually faster. Below are estimated timeframes for some common emergency room procedures

Diagnostics
  • Blood tests – 1.5 hours
  • Urine tests – 45 minutes (after collection)
  • X-rays – 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Ultrasound – 1 to 2.5 hours
  • CT scan – 1 to 2.5 hours
Treatments
  • IV fluids – 1 to 2 hours
  • IV antibiotic – 20 minutes
  • Oral antibiotic – 20 minutes
  • IV pain medication – 20 minutes
  • Oral pain medication – 20 minutes
  • Discharge process – 45 minutes to 1 hour

You’re important to us, and we understand that your injury or illness is unique. So we work hard to provide you with care quickly. Memorial-quality ER care starts here, close to home, at Memorial Hospital Pembroke.

For life-threatening conditions, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Call 911

For minor emergencies, you can schedule a Super Track appointment online.

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Location

Memorial expertise for any medical emergency starts here at our Memorial Pembroke emergency room open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Memorial Hospital Pembroke
7800 Sheridan Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

FAQ

Get the answers you need to common questions about emergency care.

Is it a major or minor emergency?

Major medical emergencies pose an immediate risk to life or long-term health. Always call 911 for life-threatening conditions. An EMS team will respond. EMS responders are specially trained to assess the situation, stabilize patients and alert the hospital ER team so we are prepared when the patient arrives.

For a minor medical emergency, you may schedule an ER appointment online and reduce your wait time. Minor emergencies include:

  • Back pain
  • Bites and stings
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Cough and sore throat
  • Cuts
  • Diarrhea
  • Earaches
  • Eye injuries or infections
  • Rashes and skin infections
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sunburn
  • Urinary tract infections

What happens when I arrive?

The first step after arrival is the triage process. You will be registered into our advanced computer system and asked several specific questions about your injury/illness. Our registration team, registered nurses and technicians/paramedics will help you complete this process. The busier we are, the longer it may take to do this process. For efficiency, we may order X-rays and various lab work while you wait in triage for a bed to become available in a treatment room.

Where will I be treated?

More extensive minor injuries and/or illnesses are treated in the Super Track Care area by a licensed physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner, registered nurse, paramedic and emergency care technician. They work directly with our board-certified emergency room physicians to meet your healthcare needs in a timely manner.

Our main treatment area has several beds dedicated to all serious injuries and/or illnesses, and we are fully staffed with board-certified emergency room physicians, registered nurses, paramedics, registered respiratory therapists and emergency care technicians. We have specialists on call to provide you with any treatment you might require.

What happens when I get to treatment?

You may receive several treatments and/or interventions. See listings of common treatments — and estimated times — above. Note that time estimates may be affected by high volumes.

Will I go home or stay in the hospital?

After your visit has been completed, the physician has reviewed all of your healthcare information and your condition is considered stable, you may be discharged home. This process will involve discharge instructions that are specific to your diagnosis, prescription medications provided to you by the doctor and any follow-up information needed after you are discharged home. Please let us know if you have any questions before the discharge process has been completed. We care about your concerns.

If the doctor feels that your condition would be better served by admitting you overnight to our hospital, we will take care of the details for you including:

  • Contact your private physician or the physician who is on call for your insurance
  • Admission orders specific to your injury/illness
  • Identify the appropriate hospital unit in which you should stay to best serve your condition
  • Transport to that unit when a bed becomes available. Or, if you need a higher level of care than we can provide, we will transport you to the appropriate hospital.