Hospital Emergency Rooms

All Houston Methodist hospitals offer a 24/7 emergency room to treat critical and life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Although urgent care requires a focus on the condition in an emergency situation, we also practice leading medicine in our emergency services. This is our commitment to provide overall excellence, integration of technology, community service, patient satisfaction and accountability in our hospitals.

All Houston Methodist hospital ERs have a Fast Track Unit adjacent to them; this area is designed for patients who have minor emergencies or for patients who need observation and treatment:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Minor burns
  • Minor broken bones
  • Colds and flu
  • Allergies and bronchitis
  • Sore throats
  • Minor infections
  • Earaches
  • Back strains
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Urinary tract infections (without fever or abdominal pain)
  • Cuts, scrapes and minor wounds

Grouping minor emergencies in one area allows patients to be seen more quickly and efficiently, shortening the time you spend in the ER.

 We can treat patients who come to the emergency room for a range of injuries and illnesses:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acute pain
  • Allergic reactions
  • Bites, stings, rashes
  • Breathing complications
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Chest pain
  • Concussions
  • Eye infections or injuries
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headaches, head injuries
  • Infections
  • Lacerations
  • Minor automobile accidents
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Nose bleeds
  • Overdose
  • Seizures, neurological complications
  • Stroke symptoms
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Workplace injuries

We also provide a broad range of emergency medical services at our standalone emergency care centers across the Greater Houston area.

For more on whether your symptoms are telling you to seek emergency care, visit this page.

To learn more about emergency room care at Houston Methodist, visit Emergency Care Frequently Asked Questions.

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