University Children’s Health Emergency Room at University Hospital is a separate, dedicated emergency room open 24/7 with minimal wait times. When you need us, we’re here for you and your child. Whether you’re dealing with a middle-of-the-night fever, sudden injury or need treatment for a chronic medical condition, we provide expert medical attention.
We offer complete care to your child with fast access to certified pediatric emergency doctors and a wide range of pediatric specialists from UT Health San Antonio. For every infant, child and adolescent that comes through our door, they will receive individualized treatment plans in a welcoming and safe environment.
Because University Children’s ER is within University Hospital, every aspect of your child’s care is a top priority and our specialists work together towards one goal – your child’s recovery.
In addition, our Child Life program is dedicated to helping our young patients and their family members cope with the stress of illness and injury. Pediatric nurses and specialists look out for your child’s psychological needs – using distraction techniques to help them cope with discomfort and pain.
University Children’s Health has a Very Important Kids (VIK) program, in partnership with UT Health San Antonio, specifically designed for children who have chronic medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis or cancer. The program provides parents of these children a VIK identification card. In the event they have to go to the emergency room, the doctors and nurses can contact the child’s specialists that regularly provide care for a review of their diagnosis and any recommendations about treatments.
We can help you decide if the Children’s Emergency Department is right for your needs. You are always welcome here, but if your situation doesn’t require the full services of the staff or equipment available at a pediatric emergency room, our PediExpress Walk-in Clinics are another choice. You can download our guide as a reference to help you determine where to go for the right care. When in doubt, please come to the Children’s Health Emergency Room.
Our Children's Emergency Department offers some of the highest level of care for emergencies in the region. Our experienced medical teams are ready to provide care to your child 24/7 for any emergency from minor illnesses to life-threatening conditions.
At our Children's Health Emergency department, you can count on receiving the best, most convenient care possible. We offer comprehensive treatments that allow our patients access to advanced tests and pediatric specialists so that each child gets the care and help they need.