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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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For more information, please call 210-743-0024.

Best Emergency Care in San Antonio

The emergency department at University Health provides the highest level of care for the San Antonio community. We are your go-to hospital for comprehensive emergency, trauma and critical care. 

We offer:

  • A state-of-the-art emergency department with dedicated care spaces for acute care, critical care, pediatric care and trauma care
  • Compassionate care provided by board-certified emergency physicians and specialty-trained advanced practice providers and emergency nurses
  • Access to every major medical and surgical subspecialty to treat all emergency conditions

Our emergency department treats approximately 70,000 emergency patients per year. We are available in your time of need 24/7, 365 days a year. 

Excellent Care for Life-Threatening Conditions

University Health offers the best comprehensive care for conditions including: 

Stroke

University Hospital is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association — the highest level of certification available. 

Our rapid response stroke team specializes in stroke care and has the best-trained and most experienced neurologists, neuro critical care specialists, nurses, radiologists, pharmacists, therapists and neuro interventionalists in the San Antonio area. 

Stroke Certification

Heart and Vascular

University Hospital’s cardiovascular program was awarded Chest Pain Center accreditation by the American College of Cardiology. It has also consistently ranked among the best hospitals in Texas and the San Antonio region for heart and vascular care. 

We also have interventional cardiology for heart attack care available 24/7. 

Our comprehensive team is made up of highly trained cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons,  and vascular surgeons who can treat all types of heart conditions.

2022 Platinum Performance Achievement Award Chest Pain - MI Registry

Trauma

University Hospital is the only hospital in South Texas verified by the American College of Surgeons as both a Level I trauma center and a Level I pediatric trauma center. Our physicians, surgeons and nurses are in-house all day, every day, saving the lives of our friends and neighbors across a 22-county region. 

Level I Trauma Center certified

Women’s Health

Our board-certified physicians maintain the highest level of knowledge to help keep you healthy during pregnancy, labor and delivery. University Health offers a 24-hour dedicated women’s urgent care staffed with every specialist you might need during pregnancy.

University Hospital is recognized as a Level IV maternity center by the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

Bariatric Health

As the region’s leader in bariatric medicine, our board-certified bariatric surgeons can perform a number of procedures to improve your overall health and well-being. Our emergency department and team are here to meet the special needs of the post-operative bariatric patient. 

Pediatric Trauma and Emergencies

We also provide emergency and critical care for pediatric patients in our separate, dedicated pediatric emergency department.

Locations
  1. University Hospital
    4502 Medical Drive
    San Antonio,TX 78229
    210-358-4000
Doctors
  1. Elizabeth Scherer, MD
    Elizabeth Scherer, MD
    Surgical Critical Care
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  2. Jessica Solis-McCarthy, MD
    Jessica Solis-McCarthy, MD
    Emergency Medicine
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  3. Richard Spitz, MD
    Richard Spitz, MD
    Emergency Medicine
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