Emergency Services in McAllen
If you’re having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.
South Texas Health System McAllen
301 West Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78503
South Texas Health System (STHS) McAllen's Emergency Department is designated a Level II Trauma Center, which means we provide life-saving procedures for those who are in immediate danger — arranging for essential specialty treatment within the hospital as well as working in cooperation with other trauma centers. We are the only Level II Trauma Center in Hidalgo County.
Request a Time in the ER
ER Reserve lets you request a time (up to 12 hours in advance) in the Emergency Department for non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses such as: flu, sore throat, earache, cough or cold, muscle strains and sprains.
What to Expect When Arriving for Care
Sudden illness or injury can occur without warning, and while no one typically plans a trip to the ER, everyone should know what to expect after they arrive.
STHS McAllen has received a Level II Primary Stroke Facility Designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The facility meets the current Brain Attack Coalition recommendations, actively participates on the appropriate Regional Advisory Council and submits data to the department as requested.
Trauma Surgery and the Importance of Injury Prevention
Dr. LeRone Simpson, Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon at STHS McAllen, shares insights on trauma surgery and the importance of injury prevention.
Comprehensive Emergency Care
The emergency department (ED) is open 24/7 for patients who need immediate emergency surgery, including trauma, orthopedic or neurological procedures. The department cares for more than 30,000 patients each year — both adults and children — including those who have serious injuries.
Doctors, nurses, therapists and technicians work as a team in the ED to provide effective and efficient care for every patient, from those with minor ailments to those with more serious injuries and illnesses. The hospital maintains agreements with a variety of specialists who are available for consultation and follow-up care depending upon our patients' health needs.
STHS McAllen provides advanced emergency care, including:
- Management of trauma conditions, falls, motor vehicle accidents, fractures, sprains
- Early intervention for strokes
- Treating lacerations, crush injuries, abrasions
- Orthopedic services for feet, ankles, hands, shoulders, elbows, knees and hips
- Neurosurgery for injuries to the brain, spine and neck
- Treatment for common infections: pneumonia, kidney infections, skin infections
- Treatment of problems associated with diabetes, obstructive lung disease, heart disease
- Chronic medical problems
- Evaluation and management of acute abdominal pain
- Early intervention of acute back pain
- Asthma management
- Treatment of migraines
- Acute eye conditions
Air Ambulance and Helipad
STHS McAllen is equipped with a helicopter landing pad, or helipad, for air support. Helipads allow air ambulances and MedEvacs to transfer patients to trauma units and receive patients from remote areas that do not have local hospitals.
Air ambulances are useful when a patient needs to be relocated to a different hospital in a short amount of time, rather than driving the patient via a traditional ambulance.
Falls are the leading cause of injury in older Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program
We provide compassionate care available 24 hours a day for people who have been sexually assaulted.