New Braunfels ER & Hospital is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We never close, not even for the holidays!
New Braunfels ER & Hospital is a full-service hospital with ER services. We can effectively diagnose and initiate treatment for all kinds of medical emergencies, from insect bites to heart attacks to industrial and car accidents.
New Baunfels ER & Hospital differs from an urgent care center in that most urgent care centers are designed to handle non-life-threatening medical complaints. An urgent care facility is much like a doctor’s office with extended hours. Urgent care clinics are often staffed by Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners who are unable to treat critical trauma patients. If a patient goes to an urgent care clinic with a life-threatening emergency, the patient will be redirected to EMS or 911.
Yes, our diagnostic laboratory is both CLIA and COLA certified. We are able to perform the majority of tests hospital ERs perform. Typical turnaround time for obtaining lab results at New Braunfels ER & Hospital is around 20 minutes.
Yes, we have X-ray, Ultrasound, and CT. When you require imaging services, in addition to being evaluated in real-time by the ER doctor, we also send the images electronically to an offsite radiologist so that it can be read immediately. An added benefit is that this technology provides printed radiology reports that are typically ready in about 30 minutes, which is faster than in hospital ERs. New Braunfels ER & Hospital also provides patients with CDs of their images, which are prepared by the time they leave our facility.
It depends entirely on your condition, and we can provide an estimated cost of care before any sort of treatment if you come in for a complimentary basic medical screening.
No, there is no need to make an appointment for emergency medical care with New Braunfels ER & Hospital. We treat patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Yes, New Braunfels ER & Hospital treats patients of all ages for all medical conditions.
New Braunfels ER & Hospital differs from an urgent care center in that most urgent care centers are designed to handle non-life-threatening medical complaints. An urgent care facility is much like a doctor’s office with extended hours. Urgent care clinics are often staffed by Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners who are unable to treat critical trauma patients. If a patient goes to an urgent care clinic with a life-threatening emergency, the patient will be redirected to EMS or 911.
In contrast, New Braunfels ER & Hospital is always open and staffed by highly-trained emergency room doctors and nurses. Our micro-hospital is also equipped like a large hospital and offers on-site imaging services like X-rays, CT scans, and ultrasound. We also offer in-house laboratory services and are equipped and staffed to treat a full range of emergencies, 24/7. Our imaging and lab equipment is the most modern, state-of-the-art technology.
We have virtually no wait time. In hospital-based ERs, the wait times are longer due to an increase in patient volume, as well as, taking care of critical patients that are brought in by ambulances. New Braunfels ER & Hospital does not accept patients from 911 ambulance services. With the lower patient volume, our ER physicians and registered nurses can see you promptly and efficiently so that you are back in the comfort of your home quicker.
New Braunfels ER & Hospital accepts commercial insurance plans and honors in-network benefits for medical emergencies. At this time, we are unable to accept government-funded insurance plans such as Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP.
We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards, including MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.
The following documentation is required for hospital outpatient services to be rendered. 1. Documentation that supports medical necessity of the outpatient service (e.g. physician's office visit note, or progress note, etc.) 2. A signed and dated physician's order for the outpatient service.