Health & Public Safety


St. Lucie has an outstanding healthcare system, served by four hospitals: Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute and Level Two Trauma Center, Martin Health System, St. Lucie Medical Center, and Tradition Medical Center, which provide life-saving care for patients with critical injuries from a four-county region. There are 44 major hospitals within a 100-mile radius.

Named a top performer by the Joint Commission, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute is located in the City of Fort Pierce. Lawnwood offers a 365-bed facility, medical and surgical services in orthopedics, oncology, intensive care, progressive cardiac care, and birthing center. The medical center serves as the only Level II Trauma Center in the region and has the most experienced Heart Institute Team on the Treasure Coast. Recently, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute opened their Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit which cares for the smallest and sickest newborn babies.

The St. Lucie County Fire District is the largest fire/EMS provider on the Treasure Coast and the fifth largest in the State of Florida. The Fire District operates 17 fire stations, which protect 271,000 residents and cover 614 square miles of St. Lucie County. During 2016, the Fire District responded to 51,935 calls.