ER Wait Time

ER Wait Time is an average provided for informational purposes only

Emergency Services


Emergency Care When You Need It

Around the clock … Around the corner


The STHS ER Mission is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, unlike most urgent care centers and clinics that are open just 8 to 16 hours per day. The Mission ER is staffed with the same medical personnel and equipped with the same diagnostic technology available in South Texas Health System’s hospital-based emergency rooms. In addition, should you need to be admitted to a hospital, you will go directly to bed in a South Texas Health System hospital, not sent to another emergency room there.


Emergency medical conditions include heart attacks, strokes, respiratory distress, head injuries, abdominal pain and orthopedic injuries. These conditions are beyond the scope of treatment for most urgent care centers or night clinics.


The South Texas Health System ER Mission has been designated an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital for Disease Specific Care by The Joint Commission.


Treatment offers for emergency medical conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Chest pain
  • Broken bones
  • Minor lacerations
  • Flu and other ailments

The emergency room is staffed with credentialed emergency room physicians. These neighborhood centers can provide stabilizing treatment equivalent to any hospital-based ER.