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Emergency care

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 care services in the Greater Houston area

When you or a loved one face a medical emergency, you want emergency care you can trust that's close to home.

From Cleveland to Clear Lake, HCA Houston Healthcare offers over 20 sites for emergency care across the Greater Houston area. Our ER teams strive to see you as quickly as possible, including when you have a a condition that is not life-threatening, while providing high-quality care.

Conditions we treat in our ERs

We are dedicated to improving access to emergency services in the communities we serve. Our locations are open 24/7, including holidays. We provide care for a range of emergent medical conditions and symptoms, including:

  • Accidents and injuries
  • Chest and abdominal pain
  • Heart attack
  • High fever
  • Infections
  • Stroke

HCA Houston emergency care services

Throughout our network of hospitals, you will find trauma care centers, advanced heart attack and stroke services, as well as specialized emergency rooms for pediatric and obstetrical emergencies.

Heart attack treatment

Chest pain can be a sign of a medical emergency, such as a heart attack. In the case of a heart attack or cardiac arrest, immediate medical attention is critical to prevent death or long-term damage to the heart.

We are dedicated to significantly reducing the mortality rate of patients who visit emergency rooms with chest pain. Our 11 accredited Chest Pain Centers provide heart attack patients with high-quality, efficient, cardiovascular care. These facilities offer a wide range of services including several cardiac catheterization labs and comprehensive heart tests and screenings..

Pediatric emergency room care

We provide pediatric emergency care in a safe, comfortable, child-friendly environment. Our pediatric ERs at HCA Houston Clear Lake and HCA Houston Kingwood offer specialized care in the case your little one is experiencing a high fever, broken bone, or another condition that requires immediate attention.

Pediatric teams include board-certified pediatricians, ER physicians, and specialists, as well as registered nurses skilled in communicating with and caring for children.

Stroke treatment

We offer fast and effective stroke care and convenient access to our accredited Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers. The emergency rooms (ER) at our 10 Stroke Centers have highly skilled, multidisciplinary teams of cardiologists, neurologists, interventional neuro-radiologists, and other specialists who quickly identify stroke symptoms and begin treatment.

Trauma care

HCA Houston Healthcare trauma centers are equipped to handle the most critical emergencies, from motor vehicle accidents to serious falls. We have several Level II, III and IV Trauma Centers staffed with highly-trained trauma specialists who are dedicated to providing quick, effective care for critical emergencies. When a higher level of care is needed, our AirLife helicopter provides medical air transport from accident scenes and other healthcare facilities within a 120-mile range.

HCA Houston ER 24/7 emergency care centers

In addition to our hospital-based emergency rooms, our freestanding emergency care centers provide care for all types of acute injuries, illnesses, and accidents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.

Conveniently located at more than 25 locations throughout the Greater Houston area, HCA Houston ER 24/7 provides adult and pediatric emergency care services, as well as:

  • Board-certified emergency medicine physicians
  • Experienced emergency care team
  • Access to on-call specialists
  • On-site imaging and lab testing
  • Acceptance of most major insurance plans
  • Direct admission to HCA Houston Healthcare affiliated facilities

If inpatient care is needed, HCA Houston ER 24/7 will facilitate your admission to the hospital of your choice. We can also provide direct admission by ambulance to a room at an HCA Houston Healthcare affiliated hospital.

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