If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or 911.
Emergency Room in Margate
The ER at Northwest Medical Center is Margate's closest immediate care facility. Anyone who comes to our emergency room will receive examination, stabilization treatment and/or hospital transfer. Our expert staff promises care to anyone who is in need of immediate medical attention or in active labor. We partner with our patients to ensure thorough care and comfortability.
Northwest Medical Center has been voted Favorite Pediatric ER 4 years in a row by Readers' Choice City News. We are continually striving to raise the bar on our level of care for our littlest patients. Our newly expanded Pediatric ER is not just bigger and better — it has an area just for kids, with pediatrician's on-staff 24/7.
We are here for you when children get sick or have an accident. Our highly skilled team of pediatric nurses and board-certified pediatricians specialize in emergency medicine. We work together and partner with parents to provide kids with the expert care they deserve.
We also take pride in our convenient pediatric emergency fast track program for unexpected visits to the ER.
Tour Our New ER Expansion
Northwest Medical Center’s multi-million dollar emergency department expansion is a state-of-the-art sophisticated facility and will be open to the public this January 2015 with a vast number of treatment enhancements for patients including:
- Additional treatment bays
- New Fast Track area
- Fully equipped trauma rooms
- Family friendly waiting rooms
- Top quality infrastructure
- Play area for children
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- USB charging stations for cellphones and tablets
- Senior friendly rooms
- Deluxe treatment rooms
- New and clean interior
Read more about the expansion in the West Boca City News .
Frequently Asked Questions
What to Expect in the Emergency Department?
From the reassuring compassion of our doctors and specialty-trained staff to the home-like design of our 6-bed PedA triage nurse will assess you upon your arrival and will evaluate your chief complaint and vital signs. Your priority of treatment is based upon the severity of your illness, as determined by the triage nurse. You will be seen in the order of arrival time, unless you are determined to be seriously ill or unstable. Patients who are determined to be emergent will be taken to the treatment area immediately.
The registration clerk will obtain information for your medical record, including billing information. The registration clerk will obtain authorization for treatment from your insurance company. Your being seen and treated by the emergency department physician will not be delayed by the registration process or insurance verification. All patients will be medically screened, evaluated and stabilized regardless of insurance or ability to pay.
If you are stable, you may have to wait for a bed to become available. You will, however, be made as comfortable as possible while you wait and the staff will keep you advised as to the status of your visit. We have a convenient Wait Time Monitor located in the waiting room which shows approximate wait times for each patient.
How Can You Reach Our Emergency Department?
The Emergency Department continually strives to advance the patient check-in process with new technologies such as the self-service ED KIOSK. With billions of self-service transactions taking place each year, today’s patients expect healthcare providers to deliver the same level of convenience they receive from leading retailers, airlines, and hotels. The new check-in process is simple. Patients have the option of manually entering in their own information or scanning their Florida Driver’s License and the reason for their visit. Once their information is entered into the system, the triage nurse is automatically notified of their arrival. Yet another key advantage of using the ED Kiosks is that all the information the patient provides will accurately captured in the patient’s medical record.
Our focus on enhancing care and improving emergency processes has dramatically reduced wait times to below national averages. Wait times are updated every 30 minutes and are available via text of ER to 32222 and roadside digital billboards throughout the region.