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Emergency Room (ER)

When you’re looking for the closest emergency room, the emergency room (ER) at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, TX, is ready to handle your emergency needs with the care you deserve. Our ER is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and staffed with an experienced team of ER doctors, nurses, and technicians. We treat you like family with faster, more personalized emergency care. We also keep our current average ER wait time posted on our website so you know what to expect when you come in the door.

A Faster, Better ER Experience

Treating you quickly and effectively in our ER is our main concern. That’s why our ER is equipped with separate staff dedicated to high- and low-level emergencies, and why we have 24-hour, on-site diagnostic testing, imaging, and lab services. To make your time in the ER as comfortable and convenient as possible, we also offer bedside ER registration.

Our ER also houses our expert Advanced Level III Trauma Center, which is specially equipped and trained to handle trauma emergencies for the Brownsville area of the Rio Grande Valley.

Certified ER Doctors, Nurses, and Technicians

The entire team at Valley Regional Medical Center ER is experienced in caring for a range of medical emergencies in patients of all ages. Our ER nurses all have Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) trauma certification and National Institutes of Health (NIH) stroke certification.

Advanced Technology for Improved Emergency Care

Valley Regional Medical Center has supplied every emergency medical service (EMS) provider in the region with the LIFENET system, allowing them to transmit vital signs to the ER team from a remote location (like your home) or when on route to the hospital. Having this information early often means faster diagnosis and treatment.

In the event of a heart attack, our ER can receive EKGs while patients are in transit to the ER, alerting the cardiac catheterization lab and surgical teams, which are on standby 24/7. This gives our patients potentially life-saving precious minutes.

What to Do in An Emergency

In case of a medical emergency, you should always call 911, even if you plan to have someone drive you to the hospital or ER.

If you’re experiencing a medical emergency or not feeling well, you should never attempt to drive yourself to the hospital. Your symptoms could get worse on the way there or cause you to get in an accident that results in another emergency situation.

Contact Our ER

For non-urgent questions about the ER or our services, you can reach the Valley Regional Medical Center ER at (956) 350-7150.