Emergency room in Bradenton, Florida

Important Information


Your safety, above all else - ER 24/7

If you need emergency medical attention in Bradenton or surrounding communities, the emergency room (ER) at Blake Medical Center is prepared to deliver the life-saving care you need. Our ER is open 24/7 and staffed by board-certified emergency physicians, so whether you have symptoms of a stroke or unexplained chest pain, we're here for you.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. For non-emergency questions about our ER, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 359-3552.

Emergency care for chest pain

Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people come to our ER. To increase our readiness, our hospital staff has established a community initiative with Manatee County emergency medical services (EMS) to treat patients with cardiac conditions faster.

Our emergency team integrates with EMS to provide the fastest and best care possible. Emergency physicians and staff work closely with cardiologists, the catheterization lab and other medical specialists and diagnostic services within the hospital to ensure quick diagnosis and treatment. A seamless transition of care between our ER and local EMS is just one part of our complete cardiac services.

Primary Stroke Center

Our hospital is a designated Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. This acknowledgement recognizes our commitment to providing fast, lifesaving stroke treatment and our continuing efforts for patients during stroke recovery. The physicians in our ER are readily available to administer stroke treatments, such as clot-busting drugs and blood pressure medications. Patients also have fast access to our neurointerventional laboratory if surgical removal of a blood clot is needed.

Trauma Center

Blake Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center as designated by the Florida Department of Health. This means our hospital has trained trauma specialists on-site 24/7.

When you receive care at our Trauma Center, you increase your chances for a positive outcome, as your care is coming from a team of physicians who are experts in treating traumatic injuries. You'll also receive access to integrated care between our specialty services, including laboratory testing, advanced imaging and surgical care.

ER protocols

It is our policy that anyone who comes to our ER for examination and/or treatment of any emergency medical condition or for active labor will receive examination, stabilization treatment and/or transfer, as determined by the patient’s needs and the capabilities of the hospital. The provision of emergency services and care shall not be based upon, nor affected by, the person’s race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or national origin.