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Emergency Room - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center - Houston

Address

6720 Bertner Avenue

Houston, TX 77030

Due to COVID-19, our patient visitor policies are changing. Please visit: COVID-19: Enhanced Visitor Policy

If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19, take these steps.

High-Quality Emergency Room Services in the Texas Medical Center 

The St. Luke’s Health—Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center’s Emergency Room offers comprehensive emergency services for all types of acute injuries or illnesses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. The ER is staffed by emergency physicians, emergency-trained nurses, licensed radiologists, and certified laboratory technologists.

Our emergency room in the Texas Medical Center offers exceptional emergency care for you and your family. As part of the St. Luke’s Health—Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, ER patients have access to on-call specialists, on-site testing, and imagery as well as seamless admission to the hospital when necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you feel you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1. You may request that the ambulance take you to St. Luke’s Health—Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center’s emergency room.

While urgent care clinics and emergency rooms have similarities (they’re open 24/7 and accept walk-ins), they also have many differences. Emergency rooms can treat any condition that an urgent care facility can treat, but the reverse is not true. Emergency rooms tend to have more medical professionals on staff and have a greater range of capabilities. Patients at our emergency rooms also benefit from seamless admission to the nearest St. Luke’s Health hospital, if necessary.

Emergency care is any type of medical service necessary for the prevention of death or severe harm to a patient.

If you experience any life-threatening symptoms, a trip to the emergency room is necessary. These include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever in babies and toddlers
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Sudden changes in speech
  • Trauma
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Etc.

If you think you may be experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. You can request that they take you to a St. Luke’s Health emergency room.

Patients can go to the emergency room for any symptom, but it isn’t always the best option. For example, a patient could seek emergency care for the common cold. However, they may end up waiting for an extended amount of time, as emergency rooms prioritize patients with life-threatening conditions, even if they arrive later. If the condition is not life-threatening and you can reasonably wait for treatment, a virtual or in-person visit with a specialist may be a cheaper and more efficient option.

It is safe to go to the ER during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented additional safety procedures, including mandatory mask-wearing, social distancing, and innovative cleaning techniques, to keep our patients as safe as possible. In fact, avoiding the emergency room due to the pandemic can be dangerous, as putting off care for a medical emergency can result in severe complications.

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Shorten Your ER Wait Time

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Emergency Room

6720 Bertner Avenue
Houston, Texas 77030

 

Our ERs are always open and accept walk-ins, even if no online check-in times are available.


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