Expert emergency care for you in Vero Beach

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

Whether a minor or life-threatening accident or illness occurs, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is available for your emergency care.

  • From cold and flu symptoms to time-critical emergency situations like heart attacks and strokes, the Emergency Room at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital cares for thousands of patients each year.
  • Be prepared whenever emergency care is needed 24/7, 365 days a year. The expert medical team handles treatment of severe medical problems and injuries.
  • Should your Emergency Room visit require the assistance of a specialist or become an emergency situation, Emergency Room physicians collaborate with colleagues in approximately 40 other medical specialties in the same location.

In the event of an accident or injury, when emergencies happen, you can feel confident knowing Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital offers world class care in your community.


When You Need to Visit the Nearest Emergency Room

Our Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital emergency room provides care for the sickest patients — from severe medical problems to critical injuries. Below are examples of when you should seek emergency care:

  • Accidents, including falls and car crashes.
  • Chest pain.
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood.
  • Drug overdose.
  • Fever.
  • Head injury.
  • Injuries caused by violence.
  • Life-threatening conditions.
  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Major trauma.
  • Poisoning or suspected poisoning.
  • Severe burns.
  • Severe headache.
  • Severe or persistent abdominal pain.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Sudden or unexpected paralysis (stroke symptoms).
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings.
  • Uncontrolled or excessive bleeding.

Not sure where to go for care?

The emergency room is a busy place! Longer wait times are common. If your condition isn’t life-threatening, know that your insurance company could deny payment. In that case, please consider alternative walk-in options. You can also see a provider with a virtual visit from your laptop, tablet or smart phone.


Walk In Care

No appointment is necessary and patients are seen for a variety of conditions, including unexpected minor illnesses, flu symptoms, bumps and bruises, and other minor ailments. Walk In Care costs less than an emergency room visit and is open almost every day of the year.

Go to Walk In Care for:

  • Unexpected minor illnesses
  • Flu symptoms
  • Bumps and bruises
  • Other minor ailments


How To Get There

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
1000 36th Street
Vero Beach, Florida, 32960


Walk-In Care Center—Sebastian
801 Wellness Way
Sebastian, Florida 32958


Walk-In Care Center—Pointe West
1960 Pointe West Drive
Vero Beach, Florida 32966


A Message to Our Community About Emergency Care

There are a reduced number of visits to local emergency departments as residents continue to stay home and practice social distancing. Patients may be reluctant to seek immediate medical care for health emergencies due to fear of contracting COVID-19. It’s important to remember that delays in receiving life-saving care for stroke or heart attack symptoms can lead to permanent disability or even death.

During this unprecedented time, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital has taken a number of steps to ensure our hospital is safe for our caregivers and patients and help limit the spread of the virus. This includes providing appropriate personal protective equipment for caregivers and patients, limiting access into our facilities, restricting visitation, canceling public events, suspending non-essential procedures and performing temperature checks for everyone who enters our doors.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital’s emergency department remains open for care and we encourage the public to seek immediate medical attention for symptoms that suggest serious medical emergencies, such as stroke or heart attack. All patients coming to our emergency department are screened for COVID-19 symptoms and are provided with a mask to help maintain the health and safety of our patients and caregivers and to prevent the spread of the virus. Any patients with COVID-19 symptoms are taken to a designated area within the emergency department for care.

We are working closely with our local first responders to take the appropriate precautions needed to protect them and the patients they transport. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, such as chest pain, shortness of breath or other heart attack and stroke symptoms, call 911 right away.