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Pinellas County's Newest 7-Bed Behavioral Health Emergency Room at Largo Medical Center




LARGO, FL — When emergencies happen fast, Largo Medical Center is known for its amazing average ER wait times. In another effort to meet the needs of the community, Largo Medical Center is unveiling it’s all new seven-bed Behavioral Health Emergency Room at Largo Medical Center on Indian Rocks Road.

“This new seven-bed behavioral health emergency room has been designed to meet the needs of patients who are experiencing a mental health crisis,” said Heather Steiner, Director of Behavioral health Services at Largo Medical Center. “The environment was designed to provide a comfortable atmosphere for patients while incorporating the most up-to-date safety features. Patients will be medically screened for the most appropriate service available and may be referred to an outpatient setting, transferred to another facility or admitted into the hospital’s behavioral health unit for treatment.”

Behavioral health related conditions that can be treated at Largo Medical Center include:

  • Symptoms of depression
  • Symptoms of anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Thoughts of harm to self or others

Advantages of this seven-bed Behavioral Health Emergency Room at Largo Medical Center include:

  • Private, secure rooms
  • Staff who are experienced in managing mental health emergencies
  • The connection to a fully-staffed and serviced in-house behavioral health department

“Largo Medical Center is committed to providing the highest level of care to this population,” said Colin McRae, Chief Operating Officer for Largo Medical Center. “Over the past 2 years, Largo Medical Center has invested $6 million in renovation and expansion of its behavioral health services.  It is exciting to offer this specialized service as part of our Emergency Department.”

Visit the all new seven-bed Behavioral Health Emergency Room at our upcoming open house at Largo Medical Center:

Indian Rocks Rd. Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd.
Largo, FL 33774
Thursday, May 19, 2011
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Please contact Tammy Robiconti, Marketing/Public Relations Director, to RSVP your attendance  at (727) 587-7576 or at Tammy.Robiconti@HCAHealthcare.com.


About Largo Medical Center
Largo Medical Center is a 422 bed hospital serving the community from two campuses. Largo Medical Center provides breast healthcare at the Florida Breast Institute, knee care at the Florida Knee and Orthopedic Pavilion, spine, neck and neurological care at the Florida Spine & Neuro Center, heart care at the Tampa Bay Heart Institute, behavioral healthcare, inpatient rehabilitation, wound care, sleep disorders care, imaging & diagnostic services and emergency care. Largo Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education program is the West Coast Academic Center for NOVA Southeastern University and is the 3rd largest program of its kind in the Southern United States.


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