The quality of healthcare in Lake Wales is comprehensive and includes highly qualified medical emergency personnel, highly trained city firefighters, nurses and physicians. State-of-the-art communication systems and equipment provide quick medical assistance in an emergency. Polk County Emergency Medical Services responds to all
emergency calls and has the only ambulance service in the county. EMS units are on duty 24 hours-a-day in 20 stations countywide. There are 26 Advanced Life Support units and three Basic Life Support units. Lake Wales firefighters are trained in emergency medical services.
Modern facilities are available for inpatient and outpatient services, short-term and long-term care. Home healthcare is provided by several private firms in the county and in-home hospice care is available county-wide.
Lake Wales Medical Centers, Inc. is a modern facility which offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient care. An extended care facility makes up part of the complex. Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center also serves the Lake Wales area. It is located a short drive away in Davenport.
Lake Wales is served by general practitioners and specialists in private medical practice, a walk-in clinic and three convalescent facilities. The availability of high-quality healthcare is an important factor in maintaining quality of life in a community. It is a deciding factor in the decisions that business and industry make when expanding or locating their businesses.
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