When you or a loved one requires immediate medical attention, our emergency room provides the 24/7 care you need.

Serving Brownsville and surrounding communities, Valley Regional Medical Center is designated as an Advanced Level III Trauma Center and certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. We are also the only Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in Cameron County.

Our ER is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. We are staffed with a highly experienced team of ER doctors, nurses and technicians who provide care for a range of emergent medical conditions and symptoms, including:

  • Accidents and injuries
  • Chest and abdominal pain
  • Heart attack
  • High fever
  • Infections
  • Stroke

Brownsville emergency care services

Our ER provides 24/7 care for a wide range of illnesses and injuries. Using a specialized triage system to reduce wait times, our specialists quickly screen and assess you to help ensure your emergency needs are met.

Heart attack treatment

We are dedicated to significantly reducing the mortality rate of patients who visit emergency rooms with chest pain. We are certified as a Chest Pain Center with PCI, which recognizes our ability to treat patients suffering from a heart attack quickly and effectively.

Our emergency cardiology services include a 24/7 STEMI program, interventional cardiology and a 24-hour cardiac catheterization lab with an on-call team dedicated to providing comprehensive care.

Additionally, through collaboration with local EMS providers, our ER can receive EKGs while patients are in transit to the ER. This alerts our cardiac catheterization lab and surgical teams to be on standby for your arrival, giving you more potentially life-saving minutes.

Stroke treatment

As a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, our emergency room is staffed 24/7 with experts trained to identify stroke symptoms and begin treatment immediately. This includes a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, interventional neurologists and ER nurses who are stroke-certified by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Trauma care

We are designated as an Advanced Level III Trauma Center, which means our emergency and trauma teams are highly skilled in providing advanced trauma life support, stabilization and diagnostic services for the Brownsville area of the Rio Grande Valley.

We also work closely with EMS partners, so our dedicated emergency and trauma teams are standing by to provide proper care upon your arrival. This includes using advanced technology that allows EMS to transmit vital signs to our ER team from a remote location (like your home) or en route to the hospital.

Virtual urgent care

While emergency rooms are designed to treat patients with critical conditions and life-threatening injuries, if you are experiencing a minor injury or illness and cannot make a timely appointment with your primary care physician, you may prefer to seek virtual urgent care.

We are proud to be affiliated with CareNow®Urgent Care, which gives our patients the option to see CareNow® providers through a virtual visit for some conditions. Simply check-in online, and the CareNow® team will send you a link to set up a virtual visit in a few easy steps. Virtual care is available Monday to Friday, from 8:00am to 6:00pm, and Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.