Alexander Smith, MDEmergency Medicine
George Willis, MDEmergency Medicine
Mark Sparkman, MDEmergency Medicine
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 the only Level I trauma center in a 22-county area. Our experienced medical teams are ready 24/7 to provide care for any emergency.
Emergency Conditions We Treat
- Abdominal pain
- Asthma attacks
- Behavioral health conditions
- Breathing problems
- Chronic severe medical conditions
- Gynecology problems
- Heart problems
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High fevers
- Obstetric (pregnancy) problems
- Pediatric conditions
- Wound care
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
- Newborn with fever above 100.4 degrees
- Poison ingestion
- Severe abdominal pain
- Severe headache
- 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 Health's ExpressMed walk-in clinics.