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A seizure occurs due to excessive electrical activity in the brain when the nerves act erratically and cause uncontrollable behaviors. There are several types of seizures in which sudden, brief electrical signals cause the person to act strangely. While movies and TV often portray seizures as dramatic events in which the person shakes, foams at the mouth, and is totally unresponsive, many seizure episodes are much more subtle and harder to detect. For example, some people may have a brief period of unresponsiveness and stare into space, or they may sense something such as a taste or smell that isn’t actually there. However, no matter how minor the seizure appears, any person who experiences one should seek immediate medical attention and treatment to determine the underlying cause and initiate treatment.

Call 911 or come to a UF Health Emergency & Urgent Care Center in Jacksonville if you are in the following situations:

  • This is the first seizure
  • The seizure lasts longer than five minutes
  • Multiple seizures occur in a short period
  • The person loses consciousness, is injured, or has other symptoms, such as breathing difficulties

Our facilities are staffed 24/7 by emergency medicine physicians. We are in-network with most major commercial insurances. We are in-network with most major commercial insurances.