Methodist Hospital Metropolitan announces the renaming of their freestanding emergency room to Methodist ER Alamo Heights alongside Methodist Healthcare's opening of a CareNow® Urgent Care Center in the heart of Alamo Heights.

The hospital recently renamed its freestanding emergency room to better reflect the primary community it cares for, as well as the geographic location of the ER. Formerly known as Methodist Metropolitan Emergency Center at the Quarry, Methodist ER Alamo Heights is a stand-alone, full-service emergency room located across from the Alamo Quarry Market at 250 E Basse Rd. As a department of Methodist Hospital Metropolitan, the ER has been serving members of the community during emergency situations since 2014 and continues to provide convenient access to acute medical care.

Operated by emergency-trained physicians and staff with extensive emergency treatment experience, the 8,500sq ft clinic features seven private rooms, a lab, imaging services, and access to a vast variety of specialists who practice at Methodist Hospital Metropolitan. The ER is open 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, and operates the same as a hospital emergency department.

With advanced technology and equipment on-site, they can treat fever, chest pain, abdominal pain, strokes, fractures, lacerations, seizures, trauma, and many other emergency situations, including COVID-19 symptoms. Patients who are considered to be critically ill can be stabilized at the ER and transferred to Methodist Hospital Metropolitan, or another Methodist Healthcare hospital, for continued care.

To further expand its footprint in the Alamo Heights area, Methodist Healthcare has also opened an urgent care clinic in partnership with CareNow® Urgent Care, located at 5410 Broadway Street (at the corner of Broadway and Austin Highway) for patients experiencing minor illnesses and injuries. CareNow® Urgent Care is part of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's largest providers of health care services, and operates more than 150 urgent care locations across the country.

“The renaming of our ER and the opening of our CareNow® Urgent Care Center demonstrate our commitment to the community of Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, Terrell Hills, Monte Vista, and the surrounding neighborhoods,” said Greg Seiler, CEO of Methodist Hospital Metropolitan. “I myself live in Alamo Heights, and I am very happy that we can provide Methodist-quality emergency and urgent care services to my friends and neighbors.”

Offering both an ER and an urgent care in Alamo Heights, Methodist Hospital Metropolitan can better meet the health care needs of the community.

Learn more about Methodist ER Alamo Heights here.