ER Wait Times in Sarasota County Hospitals

Average wait times at hospital in Sarasota County show the time patients can expect to spend. Actual wait times will depend on many factors, such as severity of the injury, time of day, and staffing. Patients are quickly evaluated as part of a triage process, so the most severe cases can be treated first. Depending on the hospital, this initial wait can run from a few minutes to over an hour. The times below also include wait times for initial treatment, since there can be many delays after the triage process. Choose an ER with a shorter wait time to get seen more quickly.

Total Wait Times
Englewood Community HospitalEnglewood 1h 45m
Doctors Hospital Of SarasotaSarasota 2h 0m
Venice Regional Medical CenterVenice 2h 45m
Sarasota Memorial HospitalSarasota 3h 20m

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These are the average time from entering the ER to being admitted to the hospital by a doctor. In a busy ER, patients will be seen by a triage nurse first. Then the wait time will vary by severity, and how busy the ER is at the time of day. Patients with less serious problems could have substantially longer waits.

There is a 95 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in Sarasota and the slowest.


Jan 18, 2017, 2:26 AM
: "Jan 17 2017 Harrison hospital. 5 hour wait then left.they said had people with the flu being transported from surrounding areas. " - Hermosa

Jan 15, 2017, 4:15 AM
: "Been here since 9pm still waiting this is ridiculous service use to be fast no later than 3 hours what happened I'll do like the rest & leave too " - Ranay

Jan 12, 2017, 12:33 AM
: "My wife and I waited for 7 1/2 hours to be seen in the E.R. And TMC when we thought she had a broken arm. It was terrible but the people were very nice." - Charlie

Jan 10, 2017, 3:39 AM
: "Check in with courtesy of staff and after wait tge estimate time to do blood work of 1 hour, then at nurse check in again she estimated wait time another 1& 1/2 hours for a bed or to see a dr \r\nAfter 3 hours checked on again & the staff member Daniel at emergency reception\r\n said well you have been here for 3 hours & the longest time wait in lobby is 9 hours.\r\nAmazing how information and waiting time frame is disclosed to patient. An 86 years old \r\n with back problems & pain in addition to sickness was tricked in signing in and was trapped to do blood work then waited 3 hours based on the ER check in nurse \r\ndisclosure of time frame & after finishing all pliminary testing was pushed back to life by saying 9 hours or you can leave\r\nWould it be great if the staff said that up front & empowered the patient to make the decision if they want to proceed or not " - Amina

Jan 09, 2017, 10:32 PM
: "Me and my sister have been here since 3pm at Methodist hospital and still are waiting for ultrasound results and to be discharged. " - Jennifer

Jan 09, 2017, 5:14 PM
: "I've been here since 230 pm and was just told it will probably be at least another 5 or 6 hours with no concern to the pain I'm in . Don't come here it's bad." - Susan

Jan 07, 2017, 3:16 AM
: "I know hospitals get busy at certain times. This cannot be helped all the time but med star health franklin square hospital is outrageous. I was there the other day and while waiting for a cab to get home i spoke to 2 arriving and 3 departing patients. The arrivals left promptly when told that some people who were leaving arrived at 10 pm and werent seen by a doctor until 5 pm the following evening. This wasnt the trearment time this was17 HOURS JUST TO MEET THE DOCTOR. this is crazy. With what these places charge they could hire way more doctors and nurses. I was there once for a psych eval. They kept me 3 days for no reason. When they sued me for 11,000 i fought it in court and won. I said i stayed at a 5 star hotel on the beach in maui, all inclusive with 4 star chefs for half of that. Theyre response was you didnt see a doctor in hawaii. I said the only time i saw a doctor here was on the 3rd day and after no questions he said were letting you i recieved crappy food, an uncomfortable bed and couldnt even go pee without be monitored. All this because i drank too much and wasnt to coherent when they spoke to me. The whole thing is a scam and im damn glad i had ny day in court and they didnt prosper from this bogas treatment. Oh yea my dad lijed that hospital until he DIED THERE. When you see franklin square on the sign run like hell." - Jamie

Jan 04, 2017, 11:34 PM
: "My dr recommended I go to the er based on the information I gave her office. I arrived at approx 4:15 pm. When I was first approached, had my bracelet affixed, interviewed by nurse or registered, no one mentioned any kind of waiting time. At 7:00 I finally went to the staff to advise that I was leaving. The staff informed me that this type of wait is typical and can be as long as 7 hours before I would be released or checked in. 7 hours is bad enough, but the fact that bothered me the most was the accepting attitude of the staff. They went on to tell me I could come back when things weren't as busy and they said maybe 4:00 in the morning. This is just not acceptable. The administration needs to be considering any and all options to improve services. Frankly, our lives depend on it." - B

Jan 03, 2017, 11:05 PM
: "I have been at Franklin square hospital since 8:30 am this morning.. the wait here is 16 hr. " - mary

Jan 03, 2017, 11:05 PM
: "I have been at Franklin square hospital since 8:30 am this morning.. the wait here is 16 hr. " - mary

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