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.


Feb 22, 2017, 5:15 AM
: "i went to ER IN Temple texas last year , I closed my thumb in my parents tahoe door and broke the tip off! The staff was so awesome and took really good care of me! Thanks for being so good to me Scott and White ER (temple , tx)\r\n" - Georgia

Feb 21, 2017, 10:41 PM
: "Three and half hours and still waiting. This will be my one and only visit to this place. The only way I return will be feet first." - WHS

Feb 18, 2017, 11:11 PM
: "I went to the ER in Lincolnton vomiting fever of 103 coughing up blood unable to stand up waited for almost three hours in the lobby after being there for an hour triage finally saw me and then I wanted another hour for X-ray then another hour for a bed then I waited in the bed for an hour and a half before I saw the doctor waited another half hour before I saw the nurse. They treated me for a grand total of an hour and sent me home still with a high fever and a bunch of prescriptions I can't get filled until morning but I'm supposed to take the antibiotic every six hours over all not a organized hospital. " - Livvy

Feb 18, 2017, 12:54 PM
: "I arrived at Rex Tues,Feb 14th at 7pm. I was triaged. I was told no beds were available in the er or the hospital. I was sent back to er waiting room. I did not get to a bed in the er until 2am on Feb.15th. Initally I was to be admitted. I waited for the hospitalist who never came. After the shift change around 7am a hospitalist came in. She said there were still no beds available. To her credit she did arrange for further testing later in the morning. After the testing I was discharged around noon on Feb 15th without ever being admitted. It was a terrible experience. There was much chaos and disorganization. Nurses would come to er and call out a name who had already been called. People were vomiting everwhere. They were given vomit bags. One man who had had surgery the week before fainted. A nurse came and brought him around but left him out in the waiting room. A mother was heard to have said that her daughter was in so much pain she had begun vomiting and that she would not treat a dog in that manner. The police came in looking for someone. Apparently the person had been treated but had no where to go so he wanted to go to jail. He was found under a blanket. Some people simply left after spending hours waiting. I was told the er had been this way for about 6 weeks but that Mon/tues were especially bad. Clearly the staff is overwhelmed. This treatment is simply unacceptable." - nita

Feb 17, 2017, 5:14 PM
: "This is a bigger story than any of you'll realize. I love by & go to The Villages Dr. directed me to go to Dr & check myself in....I did that....They put a needle in my arm so they could put medicine in.....I waited two more hours & went home because I had to lay down.....this is a very serious Florida situation.....Please call me so we can get the word out!!! 353-454-6328.....hush.alt. No: 352r548596. Thank you." - Caroline

Feb 12, 2017, 9:39 PM
: "Brought my sister here because she had surgery and a Stitch popped out from Hemoroid surgery. Well pulled up. No security and no one to help. Had to leave her infront of door while I parked car. She was in Alot of pain when I got parked she was still sitting there. Took 40 mins to get vitals. Nurse was called before we got here. Told us to get here immediately. Well we still in lobby going on 2 hrs. This is worse novant hospital I've ever seen. " - Heather

Feb 11, 2017, 8:20 PM
: "Sitting in CDH ER with my daughter for 2 1/2 hours now, sent here from CDH clinic in Bloomingdale, where we were at for 3 hours. Possible appendix burst, my daughter is laying on a small couch in the fetal position in so much pain and i pulled a garbage can over for her to repeatedly vomit in. We keep getting looks from staff everytime she vomits but not one word has been said to us. I am about to tear this place apart! " - Jenny

Feb 10, 2017, 9:48 PM
: "Entrenched migraine,15 day" - Jen

Feb 10, 2017, 2:05 AM
: "At Rockdale Hospital wait area have been here for 7 hour now and still have not seen a doctor " - Joy

Feb 06, 2017, 12:18 PM
: "My daughter is currently there and the website says 25 mins and she's ben there nearly 2 hours.... Not a life threatening injury; but very emotionally upset.... Long wait... :-(" - Nancy

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