Emergency Room Services
Free-Standing Emergency Room
Texas Emergency Care Centers are state licensed, free-standing Emergency Rooms. Our facilities are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Texas Emergency Care Center treats all emergency medical conditions. Our facilities offer the latest in medical equipment and state-of-the-art testing capabilities in an inviting atmosphere with wait times that average less than 20 minutes. Our centers are equipped with:
- A full-service laboratory that allows us to analyze samples on-site for faster results.
- Imaging capabilities that include x-ray, ultrasound and CT scan
- Cardiac monitoring
- Pediatric emergency care
WHEN SHOULD YOU GO TO THE ER?
Generally speaking, you should go to the Emergency Room anytime you feel you need immediate medical attention. Think of an urgent care as a physician’s office, but with extended hours. However, if it is after hours or you would go to a hospital ER, you could visit Texas Emergency Care Center.
Common symptoms we treat in our Emergency Rooms include:
- Severe headaches
- Stomach pains
- Chest pain
- Minor breaks and sprains
- Head injury
- Heart attack
What to Expect at the ER
When you visit Texas Emergency Care Center, you’ll receive the same level of services as you would in a hospital-based emergency room: Our physicians will examine you based on your presenting complaint and symptoms, order the same diagnostic tests, perform the same interventions and procedures, and administer the same medications that you would find in any typical emergency room to ensure you are properly evaluated, diagnosed, and treated.
What Services Do You Provide?
Here is a common list of services that are provided in our emergency centers:
- Advanced cardiac life support (adults and pediatrics)
- Advanced trauma life support (adults and pediatrics)
- Intubation and ventilation
- Central line insertion
- Chest tube insertion
- Lumbar puncture
- Cardiac monitoring
- Moderation sedation (procedural sedation)
- TPA administration (thrombolytic therapy)
- IV fluid and medication administration
- Orthopedic splinting
If you need ongoing care
If you need care beyond what can be treated in the emergency room, Texas Emergency Care will coordinate your transfer to a hospital for further treatment, and in many cases you’ll by-pass the emergency room all together.
Emergency Care Board Certified/Board Eligible Physicians
Did you know that just because you go to an urgent care of hospital-based emergency room that you might not be seen by a physician? Depending on the facility you go to, the state might not require a physician to be on-site.
Licensed free-standing emergency rooms require that a board certified physicians be on-site and treating patients 24/7/365. At Texas Emergency Care Center we take that a step further and require that our physicans also be board certified or eligible in emergency care. This means their focus and training is specifically on emergency medicine.
State Licensed Free-standing emergency room
Texas Emergency Care Center is licensed by the state of Texas. That means that we adhere to the strictest standards in emergency medical care. Why does this matter to you? Because not all free-standing facilities have this requirement.
Urgent care facilities do not have state requirements. Hospital-based facilities follow the same rules as the hospital they are afiliated with. While these are very strict, the satellite clinic may not have the same physicians and equipment at their specific location BECAUSE their hospital affiliate has them on the main campus.
Going to a state licensed free-standing emergency room like Texas Emergency Care Center gives you the peace of mind in knowing that you’ll received the highest level of care in the most up-to-date facilities.