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​​​​​​​​​​​Emergency Care

In an emergency, call 911.

If a medical emergency happens, time matters. The emergency room at Polk Medical Center is equipped to provide care 24/7. Our staff includes emergency physicians, nurses, paramedics and technologists ​respond quickly and compassionately with the highest quality care.

Advanced and Specialized Care

Our patients benefit from advanced and specialized emergency care including:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Certified Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiologist
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Trauma Nurse Certification
  • Crisis Prevention Institute Training

Level IV Trauma Center

Polk Medical Center is a Level IV trauma center meaning we provide advanced trauma life support, evaluation, stabilization and diagnostics for injured patients. Patients requiring more complex care for traumatic or life-threatening injuries or illnesses have direct access to Floyd Medical Center’s Level II Trauma Center. When necessary, patients can be transported by helicopter from an onsite helipad adjacent to the Polk emergency center.


Chest Pain Center

Chest Pain Center

When it comes to treating cardiac issues, time is of the essence. The good news for Polk County residents is that Polk Medical Center is ready to help – quickly. Learn More
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