Emergency Services Conditions

University Hospital’s Emergency Department provides the highest level of care for emergencies ranging from the minor – a child’s ear infection – to the most life threatening, like a heart attack or stroke. University Hospital is home to our Level I Trauma Center and serves a 22-county area. Our experienced medical teams are ready 24/7 to provide care for any emergency.

Emergency Conditions We Treat

We care for every emergency condition for every age group. A few of the most common conditions we treat include:


OB/GYN Emergency Care

We’re the only San Antonio hospital with a 24-hour emergency department dedicated to the special needs of women for obstetrics emergency services and gynecology emergency services.

Children's Emergency Care

We have a separate pediatric emergency center dedicated to providing complete care to children from minor to complex injuries and illnesses, including:

  • Coughing up blood
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Poison ingestion
  • Seizures
  • Fractures
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Newborn with fever above 100.4 degrees
  • Severe headache
  • Unconsciousness
  • Sudden weakness or paralysis

When to Go to the ER

Get to an emergency room immediately or call 911 in these instances:

  • Life-threatening situations
  • Situations that could worsen and become life-threatening

If it’s unsafe to move a person who is injured or ill, or if waiting in traffic could make the condition worse, call 911 immediately. Emergency responders can arrive to begin treatment immediately.

If your problem is not an emergency, consider same-day treatment at any of University’s ExpressMed Clinics.