Emergency care is the treatment of unexpected, severe medical injuries or infections. It is typically delivered in an emergency room or an ambulance. Our emergency medicine physicians stabilize your condition as quickly as possible to prepare you for the next step of care or discharge.
Emergency room near downtown Houston
Our mission is to provide 24/7 emergency medical care when you need it most.
Located in the heart of the Houston Museum District, HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center's emergency room (ER) is an extensive 21-bed facility, equipped with the latest technology to deliver high-quality emergency care.
Medical Center ER services
Our board-certified emergency physicians, nurses and staff are prepared to treat everything from minor medical emergencies to major, life-threatening ones.
Our emergency care program
We are an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI, prepared to quickly diagnose a heart attack and begin effective treatment. Additionally, our cardiac catheterization laboratory is fully equipped with advanced imaging equipment and a patient monitoring system. If a higher level of care is needed, HCA Houston Healthcare's AIRLife helicopter service also provides medical air transport to other healthcare facilities.
HCA Houston ER 24/7 freestanding emergency care
In addition to our main hospital emergency department, we serve the Medical Center and surrounding communities through our HCA Houston ER 24/7 locations in the Heights, Memorial City, Montrose and Bellaire. A department of HCA Houston Medical Center, these four locations offer full-service emergency care and access to on-site laboratory testing and imaging services. These locations are open 24/7, including holidays, accept most major insurance plans and can treat all types of acute injuries and illnesses
For emergency visits requiring inpatient care, our HCA Houston ER 24/7 team will facilitate your admission to the hospital of your choice. We can also provide direct admission by ambulance to an HCA Houston Healthcare-affiliated hospital.
While emergency rooms are designed to treat critical conditions and life-threatening injuries, if you are experiencing minor injuries or illnesses, you may want to seek urgent care. HCA Houston Healthcare is proud to be affiliated with CareNow®, our network of urgent care centers with 19 locations across the Houston area.
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