Ascension Providence Emergency Department

  • Emergency Care
  • Emergency Care - Pediatrics
24 hours/day

About Us

In Waco, Texas, our ER care teams at Ascension Providence Hospital are here for you when you need us most, with a 24-hour ER.

Emergency Care close to home

In Waco and Central Texas, Ascension Providence Emergency Department delivers 24/7 emergency care for serious and life-threatening injuries and illnesses. We listen to quickly understand your health needs. Then, we provide care that’s right for you. Board-certified emergency medicine doctors and care teams at Ascension Providence are trained in advanced life-saving services. From the moment you walk through the door, we deliver compassionate care to help you and your loved ones through an emergency.

We’re here for you when you need us most

We’re here for you every day. If you or a loved one is experiencing a cardiovascular emergency, our ER doctors and care teams work closely with the Ascension Providence heart and stroke care network. Together, our first responders, ER care team and our hospital’s medical-surgical intensive care teams provide advanced care. For critical trauma injuries, our ER care team collaborates with its members to determine what the best plan of care should be for you. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 9-1-1.

Pediatric emergency care

In addition to the main Dell Children’s Medical Center located in Central Austin, Dell Children’s has expanded emergency care services at Ascension Seton Medical Center Williamson’s Emergency Department. This means you can now get Dell Children’s Emergency Care, closer to home at the Ascension Seton Medical Center Williamson. Your child will have access to:

  • ER protocols specific to kids
  • Access to Dell Children’s physicians
  • Kid-friendly exam rooms
  • Staff trained specifically to care for kids

Reasons to seek emergency care at Ascension Providence

Ascension Providence ER care teams offer treatment for signs or symptoms of a major health emergencies, including:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Open fractures
  • Fainting
  • Severe bleeding
  • Head injury or other trauma
  • One-sided weakness or numbness, or seizure
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Bites or stings
  • Suspected drug overdose -shallow breathing, unresponsiveness, slow heart rate
  • Falls 

If you need follow-up care, we’ll connect you to the Ascension Providence specialist who’s right for you. We deliver the care you need, close to home.

The Emergency Room doctors and care teams at Ascension Providence Emergency Department are equipped to help meet the needs of patients of all ages, including geriatric and pediatric care. Dell Children’s Emergency care is available onsite as well. We are located on the campus of Ascension Providence, which means specialty physicians are also available on an on-call basis. In addition, our ER care teams maintain communication with your primary care doctor to make sure you continue to receive the care you need.

Minor Emergency Care

With enhanced triage capabilities, patients are quickly assessed for their care needs. Minor emergencies are treated in our enlarged Minor Emergency Care facility. The Minor Emergency Care facility is equipped with 12 beds and is open 16 hours a day. With its own dedicated area, the minor Emergency Care provides a high level of compassionate care with a reduced wait time. The entrance is located on the northwest side of the hospital, on Londonderry. The telephone number for the Minor Emergency Care is 254-751-4002.