Trusted emergency room in Brandon, Florida

HCA Florida Brandon Hospital's 24/7 ER is staffed by a team of highly skilled physicians and nurses who treat medical emergencies for patients of every age.

If you are having an emergency, call 911 immediately.

We handle everything from heart attacks to orthopedic injuries including support by:

  • The latest stroke treatment options at our accredited stroke center: we are a Primary Stroke Center as designated by The Joint Commission

ER features

The need to visit the ER can be a challenging situation, so we want you to feel as comfortable as possible in our care. To help with this goal our ER features:

  • Access to over 45 medical specialties, the most of any emergency room in eastern Hillsborough County, bringing piece of mind
  • 76 exam rooms, including areas for express care, obstetrics, pediatrics and behavioral health
  • All private rooms and spacious waiting areas
  • Main entrance conveniently located off of Oakfield Drive and a separate entrance for the Pediatric ER located off of Vonderburg Drive

Stroke treatment

Our emergency medicine staff can quickly diagnose stroke and perform lifesaving, evidence-based treatment. As a result, The Joint Commission recognizes our hospital as a Primary Stroke Center.

Heart attack treatment

Our emergency physicians provide fast heart attack treatment. Our team works quickly to diagnose your symptoms and provide the treatment you need to restore proper blood flow to the heart.

Pediatric ER

Our pediatric emergency room is designed exclusively for young patients and provides advanced pediatric emergency care for kids of all ages.

Freestanding ERs

In addition to our main campus's ER and pediatric ER, we have five freestanding ERs conveniently located throughout the area:

Regardless of which ER location you visit, you'll receive high quality care and have access to over 45 medical specialties within our network.

What to expect during your ER visit

Our staff is committed to providing you with compassionate and quality care. One of the ways to fulfill that goal is to ensure you are prepared to visit our ER. The information below explains what to bring and what to expect during your ER visit.

Required information

  • Your name, age and date of birth
  • Reason for your visit to the ER
  • Your driver's license or other identification


  • Upon arrival to the ER, a triage nurse will assess your symptoms and vital signs.
  • We follow a triage system that helps us rapidly and safely determine which patients need to be seen first and which patients can safely wait for care.
  • Patients whose conditions are considered the most serious will be seen first.


  • You may have visitors in the ER with you. They must display a visitor's pass, which will be provided.
  • There are times when we may ask your visitors to remain in the reception area for your privacy as well as for the privacy of our other patients.

Wait time

Your wait time depends on:

  • The severity of your illness or injury
  • The types of tests you need for our medical staff to provide the best quality of care
  • How long it takes to get test results back
  • The number of patients in the various treatment areas of the hospital at the time of your visit
  • The severity of other patients’ illnesses and injuries

Hospital admission

You will only need to stay in the hospital if the physician determines additional care is required or you need observation.


Once your treatment is complete, the physician will prepare discharge paperwork. Your nurse will give you written instructions on how to care for yourself when you get home, prescriptions (if applicable) and any follow-up treatments.