At Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute, our goal is to put you at ease and help you receive the best emergency treatment possible in the shortest period of time. In addition to a full range of Emergency Services, we also offers FAST TRACK SERVICES between the hours of 9 am - 11 pm to handle less urgent cases. Fast Track is a special area in the ER designed to get you treated without slowing down the care to more critically ill patients.
Why Fast Track Services?
Fast Track is a quicker, more convenient way to get emergency care for minor illnesses and injuries. Our FastTrack ER isn't a walk-in clinic, it's an extension of our Emergency Room, designed to care for less-critical emergencies. Should your emergency become more serious, we can quickly adjust your care plan and even admit you to the hospital if needed.
How Do I Get Into Fast Track?
During the emergency room registration and evaluation process, called triage, a medical professional will determine the seriousness of your emergency. If you have less-urgent issues, you'll be assigned to the Fast Track.
Where Is the Fast Track ER Located?
The Fast Track ER is located within the Emergency Room. You will use the same entrance and check-in area for both Fast Track and our regular ER.
When Is the Fast Track Open?
Fast Track is open daily from 9 am - 11 pm. The Lawnwood Regional Medical Center Emergency Room/Level II Trauma Center is open 24 hours a day.
Will I See a Doctor at Fast Track?
Fast Track patients will be seen by a qualified medical professional, defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), nurses, and other team members.
What Conditions Are Treated at Fast Track?
The Fast Track provides emergency level medical care for minor illnesses and injuries such as:
- Ear complaints
- Cough symptoms
- Sore throat
- Back pain
- Bites, stings and allergic reactions
- Burning or infrequent urination
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Suture removal
- Wound checks