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Emergency Room & Trauma Center at St. Joseph Health

Our ERs are always open and accept walk-ins, even if no online check-in times are available.

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2801 Franciscan Dr

Bryan, TX 77802


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High-Quality Emergency Room Services in Bryan, Texas 

From broken arms to heart attacks to the most serious of accidents, St. Joseph Health has always been the region’s leader in delivering the highest-level emergency and trauma services, having received the first designation as an accredited Chest Pain Center and the first as a Primary Stroke Center in the region.

Now with our new, advanced Emergency & Trauma Center, our physicians, surgeons and highly experienced emergency and trauma teams are more equipped than ever to provide you with the best patient experience, faster response, and expert care that can make the critical difference in an emergency. Everything about our new Emergency & Trauma Center has been specially designed by a team of healthcare professionals to optimize patient care and comfort.

Spacious private treatment rooms are large enough for loved ones to stay right by your side. Modern facilities and new systems streamline every aspect of treatment, and we’ve even carefully designed the new Emergency & Trauma Center for the unique needs of seniors and those with special needs. We have also established Rapid Medical Exam Rooms for quick medical assistance for minor emergencies to get you feeling better faster. It all adds up to a quicker, more private and more comfortable patient experience from the leader in emergency care you’ve trusted for years. You can feel confident you are in the hands of an emergency and trauma team that is the most experienced and highly trained in the region.

St. Joseph Health is the highest-level major trauma center in the Brazos Valley.

Level I

Level I Trauma Center is a comprehensive regional resource that is a tertiary care facility central to the trauma system. A Level I Trauma Center is capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury – from prevention through rehabilitation.

Level II

As the highest-level Trauma Center in a nine-county area (Level II), our new, advanced Emergency & Trauma Center makes us better equipped than ever to provide the expert care you need. Having a Level II designation means we are the only facility in the area to offer comprehensive care for every type of injury and continue caring from prevention to rehabilitation.

A Level II Trauma Center is able to initiate definitive care for all injured patients. Elements of Level II Trauma Centers Include:

  • 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.
  • Tertiary care needs such as cardiac surgery, hemodialysis and microvascular surgery may be referred to a Level I Trauma Center.
  • Provides trauma prevention and continuing education programs for staff.
  • Incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program.

Level III

A Level III Trauma Center has demonstrated an ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients and emergency operations.

Level IV

A Level IV Trauma Center has demonstrated an ability to provide advanced trauma life support (ATLS) prior to transfer of patients to a higher level trauma center. It provides evaluation, stabilization, and diagnostic capabilities for injured patients.

Level V

A Level V Trauma Center provides initial evaluation, stabilization and diagnostic capabilities and prepares patients for transfer to higher levels of care.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you think you may be experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. You can request that they take you to a St. Joseph Health emergency room.

While urgent care clinics and emergency rooms have similarities (they’re open 24/7 and accept walk-ins), they also have many differences. Emergency rooms can treat any condition that an urgent care facility can treat, but the reverse is not true. Emergency rooms tend to have more medical professionals on staff and have a greater range of capabilities. Patients at our emergency rooms also benefit from seamless admission to the nearest St. Joseph Health hospital, if necessary.

Emergency care is any type of medical service necessary for the prevention of death or severe harm to a patient.

If you experience any life-threatening symptoms, a trip to the emergency room is necessary. These include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever in babies and toddlers
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Sudden changes in speech
  • Trauma
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Etc.

If you think you may be experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. You can request that they take you to a St. Joseph Health emergency room.

Patients can go to the emergency room for any symptom, but it isn’t always the best option. For example, a patient could seek emergency care for the common cold. However, they may end up waiting for an extended amount of time, as emergency rooms prioritize patients with life-threatening conditions, even if they arrive later. If the condition is not life-threatening and you can reasonably wait for treatment, a virtual or in-person visit with a specialist may be a cheaper and more efficient option.

It is safe to go to the ER during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented additional safety procedures, including mandatory mask-wearing, social distancing, and innovative cleaning techniques, to keep our patients as safe as possible. In fact, avoiding the emergency room due to the pandemic can be dangerous, as putting off care for a medical emergency can result in severe complications.

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