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Emergency Services in Arlington, TX

If you have an emergency, please dial 911!

What Are Emergency Services?

Emergency services mean medical care is provided in an emergent situation, generally in an emergency room (ER). USMD Hospital at Arlington provides a full-service, 24/7 ER. Our facility's central location in Arlington, TX makes it ideal to treat you if you are in need of urgent care. With advanced technology, state-of-the-art equipment, and compassionate, expert physicians and care teams, we are equipped to quickly diagnose and stabilize you if you require immediate attention. If you or someone you love are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or drive to the nearest emergency room.

If you have an emergency, please dial 911!

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Who Is A Candidate for Emergency Services?

USMD Hospital at Arlington is equipped to handle many different types of emergencies. You should call 911 or go to the nearest ER if you or someone you love are experiencing any of the following:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Vomiting blood
  • Facial droop
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Sudden dizziness or change in vision
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Severe bleeding
  • Other urgent medical concerns

The nurse and doctor provided my son with quick medical care. They were very mindful of his age and did everything to help him feel comfortable with the procedure. They made the emergency less stressful.


Fast and friendly. Broken finger was treated very fast and everything turned out great.


Fast, courteous & attentive service every time I have visited the ER, for myself or with a friend.


Ty soooo much to dr. Gibbons. I had already gone to a different hospital twice and got no help. It just kept getting worse. Now its been 2 days and my eyes have almost cleared up. I thought i was going to go blind for a couple days. SHOUT OUT TO DR. GIBBONS


How Do Emergency Services Work?

It is important to note that patients at the ER are seen in the order of immediate need and not the order in which they arrive. A patient whose ailment is life-threatening will be seen before a patient in stable condition. If more care or follow-up care is required, our Arlington, TX emergency team will transfer you to the appropriate care facility. You should always call 911 if you suspect a heart attack, stroke, or any life-threatening emergency. We also recommend that you keep updated emergency information for every member of your family. This information should include full name, date of birth, allergies, medical conditions, and current medications so if an emergency occurs, you have this information ready to give to medical personnel.

How Long Will the Wait at the ER Be?
Patients arriving at the USMD Hospital at Arlington emergency room may not be seen in the order they arrive. Emergency care requires triage, and the patients whose condition requires the most immediate intervention will be seen first. If you need emergency care in Dallas/Fort Worth, please call 911.

What Does ‘Triage’ Mean?

Before you are seen at the emergency room, you will be evaluated by a nurse to determine the immediacy of your need. This process is called triage. The nurse who evaluates you will try to gather as many details about your condition and overall health as possible, and then will establish how soon you need to receive care.
Should I Go to the ER or Find an Urgent Care Facility?

Emergency rooms are typically designed to assist patients who are in life-threatening situations. If you have an urgent need that is not life-threatening, an urgent care facility may better suit your needs. Should you experience any of the following life-threatening symptoms below, call 911 immediately.

  • Signs of a stroke such as facial droop
  • Signs of a heart attack such as shortness of breath or chest pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
Are Emergency Services Covered by Insurance?
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, you do not need prior approval from your insurance company to receive care. Please call 911 immediately. When you receive your bill from the ER department, be sure to check it thoroughly and talk to your insurance company about what is charged. Your insurance will likely charge you in-network rates for the majority of your emergency care.

Urgent Care for Emergency Needs

USMD Hospital at Arlington offers care for patients with emergency needs 24/7. Our exceptional, highly trained team can help diagnose and stabilize patients who require prompt intervention. If you or someone you love have emergency needs, call 911 or proceed straight to the nearest ER.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.