If you are having an emergency now, call 911.
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System has a comprehensive emergency room. We completed a renovation and expansion of the department in January 2009. The new ED nearly triples in size to 15,647 square feet. At a total cost of $5.5 million dollars (which includes construction and medical equipment), this enhanced Emergency Department offers better quality care and improved access to emergency care for veterans.
This major renovation and expansion was the first to the original facility which was built in 1983. Some of the features of our new ED include:
- 20 private rooms with in-room lavatories (doubled from the original 10 curtain partitioned rooms)
- 4 specialized safe rooms for mental health patients with 24 hour access to a Psychiatrist to treat mental health conditions, including veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues
- Adjacent imaging suite with MRI, x-ray, CT, and Ultrasound to enhance timeliness of diagnostic capabilities
- State of the art patient tracking system to decrease wait times and time spent in ED (our average ED length of stay is 2.6 hours)
Veterans can access our Emergency Department through the main ED entrance in the hospital building (building 100).
Imaging Suite Control Room