Methodist Healthcare has announced its purchase of a free-standing emergency room (FSER) in South San Antonio in the Brooks City Base community. This acquisition brings the total FSERs owned by the healthcare system to ten.

Previously owned by Physicians Premier and operated under the name Physicians Premier Emergency Room - San Antonio, City Base, the FSER is located at 3154 SE Military Dr #103, San Antonio, TX 78223, in the City Base Landing shopping center. The facility is currently closed to the public for updating and renovations and will reopen in early 2023 under its new name, Methodist ER City Base.

“Methodist Healthcare has been searching for an opportunity to expand its vast resources and quality care in this long-established and growing sector of our city. This acquisition was a result of our need to increase access to very important medical needs such as emergency care,” states Brandon Webb, senior vice president of strategy and business development.

The acquisition aligns well with Methodist Healthcare’s mission of serving humanity to honor God by providing exceptional and cost-effective healthcare accessible to all by providing an additional access point for patients needing quality emergency care.

Methodist Healthcare’s co-owner, Methodist Healthcare Ministries, is an established resident of South San Antonio and has been for decades. Their Dixon Health and Wellness Center serves the medical and dental needs of people who cannot afford health insurance and is located only 3.7 miles from the FSER.

This FSER is specifically affiliated with Methodist Hospital Metropolitan, in Tobin Hill, near Downtown San Antonio. Should patients need a higher level of care requiring hospitalization, they will be transported directly to Methodist Hospital Metropolitan for further care. The hospital is known for its consistency in top scores for patient safety, being a leader in LGBTQ+ healthcare equality, and providing exceptional cardiovascular, orthopedic, and oncology care, as well as women’s services and more.

“We are excited to have this new presence in the Brooks City Base community,” said Greg Seiler, chief executive officer of Methodist Hospital Metropolitan. “We have always served this community from our hospital’s campus and will soon be able to provide excellent emergency care at this new location, which is much closer to home for the residents of this community.”

Further details of the FSER’s reopening will be provided at a later time.