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Emergency and Trauma Care

Emergency Care

24-hour emergency room in Tyler, TX

UT Health North Campus Tyler is known for its high-quality emergency care. Our emergency room (ER) is open 24/7 and has a compassionate staff of board-certified emergency medicine physicians, emergency care-trained nurses, and support staff. Our goal is to quickly assess symptoms, diagnose illnesses, begin recommended treatments and admit patients for a higher level of care as needed.

If you or a loved one are experiencing a severe injury or illness, call 911 immediately but if you have questions about our emergency care services, speak with a team member at 903-877-7000


Level IV trauma center

We're a certified Level IV trauma center by the state of Texas because of our ability to deliver advanced trauma life support (ATLS). This includes rapid evaluation, stabilization, and diagnostic capabilities for sick and injured patients, along with the ability to stabilize and transfer to a higher level of trauma care, if necessary. 


Emergency care for illnesses and injuries

At UT Health North Campus Tyler emergency room, all elements are in place to treat your emergency including

  • Physicians and nurses with advanced trauma life support training (ATLS)
  • Nursing staff is certified in Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC)
  • Diagnostic services featuring x-ray, ultrasound, CT with iDose radiation reduction, and other imaging modalities when needed
  • Laboratory services on-site
  • 10 patient treatment rooms, including two trauma rooms and an isolation room
  • The ability to monitor and stabilize heart attack and stroke patients
  • Transfer to UT Health Tyler Level 1 trauma center, if higher level of care is needed.


What to expect for your ER visit

A specially trained triage nurse will assess you and determine the severity of your condition and in what order you will be treated. Patients who are critically ill or seriously injured are treated first, regardless of their time of arrival. Some patients may bypass the triage process. In these circumstances, we appreciate your cooperation. 


UT Health East Texas EMS and AIR 1 answering the call

When an emergency happens and seconds count, the men and women of UT Health East Texas EMS and AIR 1 answer the call. Each ambulance and emergency helicopter features Pulsara, an advanced mobile communication technology to track heart and stroke patients in real time before, during and after arrival at the emergency room. Every second saved during an emergency, improves the likelihood of a life saved.