Tallahassee Emergency Room
The emergency room at Capital Regional Medical Center is staffed around the clock by physicians, nurses and healthcare professional specifically trained to deliver emergency medical services at a moment's notice. Our ER provided emergency care for more than 93,000 area residents last year. Over 20,000 of those patients were children.
If you think you or a loved one are experiencing a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately or go to the closest emergency room.
24/7 Emergency care services
The ER is fully equipped to handle urgent and critical emergencies, including multiple trauma cases; cardiac, neurological and pediatric emergencies; orthopedic injuries; obstetrical and gynecological cases; and other emergencies.
Physicians in 20 specialties and subspecialties readily available, residents from throughout the region are assured access to comprehensive emergency healthcare 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
Shortest average ER wait times
Capital Regional's ER has the shortest average wait times in the area – under 25 minutes.
Capital Regional provides its average ER wait times to you 24/7 by simply:
- Visiting the homepage of this website
- Texting "ER" to 23000 on your cell phone
Or you can catch it on one of several digital outdoor boards in the Tallahassee area.
We were one of the first hospitals in the nation to make our average ER wait times so accessible. We're proud of what we've done to shorten wait times and provide the efficient, high quality care you need during an emergency - when seconds count.
When you need us, we're here – with the shortest ER wait times in Tallahassee.
Pediatric Emergency Room
In 2015, Capital Regional Medical Center hospital provided emergency care to more than 20,000 children. Learn more about the specialized care at our pediatric emergency room.
Senior care emergency room
Capital Regional Medical Center offers a senior care emergency room, offering specialized emergency care for seniors. The senior care ER has a designated area of the main ER to optimize the healthcare services, comfort, and safety of the elderly patient.
The Senior Care ER's unique offerings include free valet parking, a separate area for a more peaceful setting, softened lighting, state-of-the-art stretchers, and an interdisciplinary team of expert professionals knowledgeable in the field of geriatric care.
Capital Regional Medical Center offers the area's only ER designed to treat minor emergencies as a priority. Express ER is a division of the Emergency Department and is designed to treat problems such as sprains, fractures, flu, respiratory infections and common pediatric concerns without the traditional emergency room wait.
Express ER is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our staff of highly skilled emergency department physicians and nurses are ready to treat your minor emergency without the traditional ER wait.
Express ER is not intended to compete with primary care physicians. The goal is to provide worker-friendly medical care when doctor's appointments are hard to get or after office hours.
ER patient stories
Kent's Story: As the owner of Florida Motor Sports dealership, Tallahassee resident Kent Johnson is always on the go, but one Friday in March, he was forced to slow down when he began experiencing pain in his lower right side. His primary care physician suspected acute appendicitis and said, “You need to go straight to the hospital. What hospital do you want to go to?.” Kent chose Capital Regional Medical Center.