Emergency Care

Emergency Care

Freestanding Emergency Rooms vs ER Q&A

Medical help is available 24/7 at our ER locations at Houston Medical ER. We accept walk-ins or you can call us. We have convenient locations to serve you in Houston TX, and Spring TX.

Freestanding Emergency Rooms vs ER

What are Freestanding Emergency Rooms?

A freestanding emergency room comes with all the benefits of a hospital-based emergency room. They provide the best in quality care and make use of cutting-edge technology. A freestanding emergency room is open 24/7/365 and treats the same kinds of emergencyconditions as a hospital-based emergency room. A freestanding emergency room provides the same level of service and offers the same benefits as a hospital-based emergency room – from doctors to the facilities, to the technology, and to the quality of care. Freestanding emergency rooms and hospital emergency rooms are the same in design and delivery – the only difference is that freestanding emergency rooms are not actually physically attached to a hospital, like the way a hospital emergency room is.

What is emergency care?

Emergency care provides patients urgent and quality healthcare during life-threatening emergencies. Some examples of conditions that need emergency care include compound fracture, convulsions, seizures or loss of consciousnessfever in a newborn, moderate to severe burns, serious back, head, or neck injury, difficulty breathing or severe chest pain, heart attack symptoms, stroke symptoms, deep knife wounds or gunshot wounds, uncontrollable bleeding, pregnancy related problems, or suicidal or homicidal feelings.

How do you care for an emergency patient?

There are five steps involved in caring for an emergency patient: Determining the severity of a patient’s condition (those with most severe emergencies receive immediate treatment); Registration process that gathers information for patient records and consent of treatment; Treatment for the emergency from an attending physician or a healthcare professional; Reevaluation for your condition after test results and determining treatment needed; and Discharge of patient provided with home-care instructions, directions for prescribed medications, and recommendations or steps needed for follow-up medical care.

Is Freestanding ERs for emergencies only?

Freestanding ERs are open 24/7, for both emergencies and non-emergencies. These healthcare facilities offer everything from emergency care to imaging services, from fractures and sprains to back pain or back injury, and from pneumonia to COVID-19 testing.

What are the benefits of going to a Freestanding ER vs a standard ER?

There are scores of benefits of going to a freestanding ER versus ER. Let’s start with the fact that freestanding ER is physically separate from hospitals, which means they are able to operate more freely and independently and focus on giving patients the best care possible. At the same time, staff, nurses, and doctors are readily available to spend more time with their patients. Then there are wait time differences. At a freestanding ER, wait times are shorter as emergency rooms and testing and procedures are done efficiently – all in one spot and all very important for patients who are experiencing pain or who have injuries and who need to be taken care of as soon as possible. Location and proximity are also a big benefit with freestanding ER – they are normally located close to neighborhoods, so people are able to access whatever emergency care service they need. Freestanding ERs are not only accessible but also open 24/7/365 for convenience, which is another benefit. Lastly, freestanding ER is like a one-stop-shop for all your healthcare needs. In addition to emergency rooms, patients can get their prescriptions filled before they leave, and meet with healthcare providers to discuss at-home care and tips for recovery. In all, freestanding ER has proven to be a huge benefit for our healthcare system in the United States – no more long waits or long drives, or unnecessary admissions to the hospital. Even better, patients receive top-notch medical care in a high-tech and comfortable facility.

If you are in need of a freestanding ER, or require any kind of treatment, then we encourage you to contact us through our website. If you are experiencing an emergency, then please call 911. We serve patients from Houston TX, Spring TX, Greater Heights TX, River Oaks TX, Midtown TX, Last Downtown TX and Kashmere Gardens TX.

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