Florida Hospital plans standalone emergency departments in Waterford Lakes, Oviedo

Florida Hospital's Lake Mary Emergency Department.

Florida Hospital is expanding services on the east side of Orlando, with standalone emergency departments planned for Waterford Lakes and Oviedo.

Both emergency departments are expected to include 24 beds, including observation beds allowing patients to stay close to home should they need advanced care not requiring admission to a hospital. Services offered will include: Diagnostic imaging (CT, MRI, X-ray), full-service laboratory and pharmacy services. 

The Waterford Lakes emergency department will be located at Colonial Drive and Lake Pickett Road.  In Oviedo, the emergency department is slated to be built on Red Bug Lake Road near Oviedo Mall Boulevard.

Final design decisions will be made after input from city government and residents, but the concept will be similar to Florida Hospital's Lake Mary Emergency Department (pictured).

Groundbreaking for the Waterford Lakes location is expected in June of this year, with the ED opening in the second quarter of 2019. Groundbreaking in Oviedo is set for this October, with the opening planned for the third quarter of 2019.