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Emergency Care

We’re the only Level I trauma center in South Texas serving both children and adults. You’ll have the specialists you need available immediately 24 hours a day.

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Finest Emergency Care Available in South Texas

Any emergency in your family becomes your highest priority. It’s our priority, too. We treat approximately 70,000 emergency patients a year because University Hospital is home to the finest emergency and trauma care in the area. We believe each patient is unique and your emergency is all that matters when you come to us for care.

Our team of emergency providers includes:

  • Board-certified emergency physicians
  • Advanced practice providers
  • Emergency nurses

We also have a Level I trauma center and emergency department for children.

Excellence in Emergency Care

The emergency department is part of University Hospital's Level I trauma center. This designation guarantees that you will get the best possible emergency or trauma care from the region's finest physicians and surgeons.

We are also proud to be the region's only accredited comprehensive stroke center by The Joint Commission. The American College of Cardiology also certified University Hospital as an accredited chest pain center. When you have a stroke or a heart attack, you can count on us for the finest care. 

Very Important Kids

University Health has a Very Important Kids (VIK) program in partnership with UT Health San Antonio. This program is for children who have a chronic medical condition such as cystic fibrosis, a heart condition, kidney disease or cancer. We give parents a VIK identification card to present in the emergency room. The doctors and nurses can then call your specialist for recommendations about how to treat your child.

The VIK program ensures your child’s care is speedy and you don’t have to explain your child’s medical history every time. Parents of Very Important Kids tell us how much they appreciate the extra level of service.

  1. University Hospital
    4502 Medical Drive
    San Antonio,TX 78229
  1. Courtney Shockley, MD
    Courtney Shockley, MD
    Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  2. Shawn Varney, MD
    Shawn Varney, MD
    Emergency Medicine Toxicology
  3. Steven Schauer, DO
    Steven Schauer, DO
    Emergency Medicine

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