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Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin - Emergency

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin - Emergency

  • Emergency care


Open 24 hours a day, 7 day a week


Emergency care close to home

With a Level IV Trauma Center, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin - Emergency in Austin, TX, delivers 24/7 ER care for severe illness and injury.

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin Emergency is a Level IV Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center and Primary Heart Attack Center in Austin, Texas, backed by cardiovascular, surgical, transplant, neuro, stroke, orthopedic, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, gastrointestinal, ophthalmology, and ENT specialists. We provide 24/7 care for life-threatening and severe illness and injury -- including heart attack, stroke, concussion, broken bones, and more. Experienced ER care teams listen to quickly understand your needs to deliver the right care for you and your family. You are connected to the right follow-up care across Ascension Seton sites of care by our specialists before you leave the ER—including leading brain and spine care, heart care, orthopedics and women's health.

Seconds count in stroke and heart care recovery, seek emergency care immediately. You can tell your family, friends and EMS to take you to your nearest Ascension Seton emergency room. 

Emergency care services include:

  • 24/7 emergency care
  • Admission (when needed) to Ascension hospitals
  • Board-certified emergency care doctors and ER nurses
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • On-call specialists
  • On-site full-service digital imaging (X-ray, CT scan, MRI and ultrasound)
  • On-site lab
  • Private treatment rooms
  • Primary Heart Attack Center

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin is a Level IV Trauma Center in Austin, delivering the most advanced care for even the most severe injuries.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or dial 911. Signs or symptoms of an acute emergency may include shortness of breath, chest pain, open fracture, fainting, severe bleeding, head injury or other major trauma, one-sided weakness or numbness, loss of consciousness or fainting, severe abdominal pain, or bites or stings.

Care right away -- 24/7 emergency care 

Doctors, nurses and care teams in our ER at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin deliver advanced care for life-threatening symptoms and conditions. Call 911 or go directly to an emergency room if you or a family member are experiencing:

  • Abdominal pain (moderate to severe)
  • Back pain (severe)
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Pregnant and having labor pains
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Severe burns 
  • Severe skin infections or complicated abscesses
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden neurologic changes like weakness, difficulty speaking, numbness, difficulty walking, or loss of consciousness

Connected to 24/7 emergency care for children

At Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and at every Ascension Seton hospital, doctors and care teams provide pediatric emergency care for children 24/7. In Austin, your family is also connected to Dell Children’s Medical Center, the only Level I pediatric trauma center in the region with the most pediatric subspecialists in Central Texas. Call 911 or go directly to an emergency room if your child is experiencing severe illness or injury, including:

  • Animal bites
  • Blue face and lips or pale coloring
  • Chest pain
  • High fever
  • Major injury or broken bone
  • Seizure
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Trouble breathing
  • Other serious illness or injury

Advanced 24/7 trauma care

The ER at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin is a level IV trauma center, delivering advanced care for severe and life-threatening and traumatic injury with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced surgical care. Highly trained trauma surgeons and multidisciplinary care teams work together to provide comprehensive emergency medical care for trauma such as complex fractures, spine injury, and brain injury. Each trauma center is verified by the American College of Surgeons and/or designated by the state to ensure they are equipped for, and capable of, caring for patients with serious injuries.

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare Accreditation Services. Comprehensive Stroke Centers deliver advanced imaging and treatment for complex stroke, including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Your stroke care includes:

  • 24/7 monitoring 
  • Advanced imaging, such as CT angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
  • Doctors specializing in neurosurgery, neurovascular and endovascular procedures
  • Emergent medication and interventional treatment options for stroke
  • Rehabilitation services

Connected to specialized follow-up care

Your care doesn’t stop when you leave the ER. We help connect you to leading specialists and follow-up care to support your care plan and recovery. Your care team also helps you manage your medications and sends prescriptions to your local pharmacy or through Ascension Rx. And you will always have access to our other services, like imaging and lab.