When you or your family faces a medical emergency, you want emergency care you can trust close to home. From Cleveland to Clear Lake, HCA Houston Healthcare offers over 20 sites for emergency care across the Greater Houston area.

Our emergency room teams strive to see each patient as quickly as possible, including patients with non-life-threatening conditions, while providing high-quality care. 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.

We are dedicated to improving access to emergency services in the communities we serve. When a higher level of care is needed, our AIRLife helicopter provides medical air transport for adult and pediatric patients from accident scenes and other healthcare facilities within a 120-mile range. In addition, HCA Houston ER 24/7, our freestanding emergency care centers, are located throughout the communities we serve.

Our locations are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. We provide care for a range of emergent medical conditions and symptoms, including:

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

HCA Houston emergency care services

Our Houston area emergency rooms have experienced emergency medicine physicians, compassionate support staff, and advanced technology necessary to provide quick and convenient emergency care services.

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 staff who are dedicated to providing quick and efficient care for critical emergencies.

HCA Houston ER 24/7 emergency care centers

In addition to our hospital-based emergency departments, our 11 freestanding emergency rooms provide care for all types of acute injuries, illnesses, and accidents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.

Conveniently located 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 at most locations
  • Access to on-call specialists
  • On-site imaging and lab testing
  • Accepts 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.

While emergency rooms are designed to treat patients with critical conditions and life-threatening injuries, those experiencing minor injuries or illnesses may want to seek urgent care. HCA Houston is proud to be affiliated with CareNow®, our network of urgent care centers with 16 locations across the Houston area.