Freestanding Emergency Departments
Today’s medical community has responded to the growth in demand for hospital emergency services by developing a system of Freestanding Emergency Departments. This section serves as a resource for learning more about the Freestanding Emergency Center industry. Please fill out the contact form below if you would like to request additional information.
What is a Freestanding Emergency Department?
A Freestanding Emergency Department, also known as a Freestanding Emergency Center, is a medical facility which offers emergency care while operating and standing separately from a hospital. Freestanding Emergency Departments typically offer:
• 24/7 operating hours, 365 days per year
• Care provided by qualified emergency professionals
• Medical or nursing staff certified in advanced cardiac and pediatric life support
• Transfer arrangements with facilities offering a higher level of care for surgeries, etc.
What services are offered at a Freestanding Emergency Center?
Freestanding Emergency Departments typically offer the same level of treatments available at a hospital emergency room. They treat severe and life-threatening conditions including, but not limited to, burns, major injuries, chest pains, poisoning, overdoses, extreme allergic reactions, seizures and heavy bleeding.
Freestanding Emergency Center industry at a glance