Avg ER Wait Times
ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1. The ER wait time represents the time it takes to see a qualified medical professional, defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). ER wait times represent a four-hour rolling average updated every 30 minutes, and is defined as the time of patient arrival until the time the patient is greeted by a qualified medical professional. Patients are triaged at arrival and are then seen by a qualified medical professional in priority order based on their presenting complaint and reason for visit.
Download the Methodist ER App
When you have a medical emergency, you don’t want to wait. Before you head out the door, check the wait times at the Emergency Rooms nearest you. This helpful, FREE app uses location services to identify the Methodist Hospitals nearest you and estimated wait times in each ER.
Methodist Emergency Services
When you are faced with a medical emergency and need the services of an emergency room, you want to go where you’ll receive the highest level of care as quickly as possible. Methodist Healthcare has outstanding full-service emergency rooms in San Antonio and South Texas that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Methodist Healthcare developed a mobile app displaying our ER locations and wait times so you can make an informed decision for your family when deciding on which emergency room is right for your medical needs.
If you believe you or a family member is having a potentially life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go the closest emergency room.
Urgent Care Clinic or Emergency Room?
Urgent care clinics are usually staffed by nurse practitioners or physician assistants who can help patients with everyday injuries or illnesses. Urgent care centers are great for providing care when your general primary care doctor is unable to see you.
Some reasons to visit an urgent care center include:
- Cold or flu
- Rashes or skin conditions
- Sore throat
- Minor burns
Emergency Rooms in San Antonio and South Texas
Our convenient emergency room locations across the South Texas community are staffed with specially trained ER and trauma physicians, registered nurses and other medical staff. These facilities specialize in treating patients with potentially life-altering injuries or sickness, from pneumonia to appendicitis. No matter where you are in San Antonio or South Texas, you can count on any of Methodist Healthcare’s emergency rooms to deliver quality, compassionate care.
If you or a loved one are experiencing one of the below conditions, go to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible:
- Heart attack
- Broken bones
- Serious burns
- Allergic reactions
- Stomach pain
For more than 50 years, the San Antonio community has trusted Methodist Healthcare for treating medical emergencies. No matter where you are in South Texas, you can be assured one of our hospitals will have an emergency room available for you when you need it most.
Standalone ER Centers
In addition to our hospitals’ ERs, Methodist Healthcare has three standalone ER centers in San Antonio and Boerne: Metropolitan Methodist Emergency Center at the Quarry, Methodist Boerne Emergency Center, and now open October 1, 2019 – Methodist ER | Westover Hills.
Conveniently located at the Alamo Quarry Market, Metropolitan Methodist Emergency Center at the Quarry gives residents of the Lincoln Heights, Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills neighborhoods access to the highest level of emergency care in the area, 24/7. Staffed by physicians and nurses with years of ER experience, you can rest easy knowing you are in good hands at our facility.
Located 30 miles north of San Antonio, Methodist Boerne Emergency Center gives the Boerne community 24/7 access to the highest level of emergency care in the area, including the resources for more serious illnesses or injuries. One unique feature of this facility is the advanced telecommunications technologies that the emergency center uses to connect patients with specialists at Methodist Healthcare hospitals in San Antonio. This comprehensive treatment method gives patients timely access to the medical expertise that you would find at an acute care hospital.
Serving our northwest neighborhoods, Methodist ER | Westover Hills is located on the southwest corner of Loop 1604 and Culebra next to Peter Piper Pizza and Home Depot shopping center. It allows patients to be treated and stabilized such that, should they need hospitalization, the following transfer is easier on the patient and loved ones. Now, Methodist Hospital is only minutes away by ambulance or air transport. If hospitalization is needed, patients will first have access to excellent Methodist emergency care services in Westover Hills and surrounding areas followed by appropriate hospital medical care in San Antonio.