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If you feel you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency please call 9-1-1.  You may request that the ambulance transport you to CHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport.

Wait at home, not the ER. Click here to schedule your visit to the Emergency Room.



Emergency Room waiting area at Brazosport Medical CenterCHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport offers comprehensive emergency services to people of all ages 24 hours, 365 days a year.  As a Level III Trauma Center, designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services, we are the largest provider of emergency services in Brazoria County and serve approximately 33,000 patients annually.  The practice philosophy of the physicians at CHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport Emergency Services is to provide our patients with the best possible care.

As a Level III Trauma Center, CHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport has met stringent criteria for providing comprehensive care for trauma patients from admission to rehabilitation. A level III trauma center validates that CHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport has the expertise and resources available to provide the best possible care to trauma patients and allows CHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport to keep more patients closer to home.

CHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport Emergency Services houses board-certified physicians and highly-trained nurses who have logged countless hours of medical education and trauma certifications.  To meet requirements set by the Texas Department of State Health Services, all team members of the Emergency Room must have certifications including Advance Trauma Life Support, Advanced Burn Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Course and Emergency Pediatric Nursing Course.

Triage

Upon your arrival to the ER, your condition will be evaluated to determine the severity and extent of how life-threatening your condition is. Due to the nature of emergencies, those patients with life-threatening illness or injury will be treated first even if you arrived before that individual.
As you are triaged, the nurse will be assessing your medical condition to allow our emergency medical team to better understand your medical condition, treatment needs and/or recommendation for referral based on the severity of your illness or injury. Please understand that waiting periods can occur in the Emergency Department.

You can expect to be asked about the following when you first arrive:
  • Current medical condition and symptoms
  • Previous medical care and medical history, including your physician's name
  • Current prescriptions or over-the-counter medications

Registration

Registration forms help us create a record of your history, diagnosis and treatment. You or a family member will be asked to sign a consent form that will give us permission to treat you. After you are screened by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant, financial information will be requested.

Tests

The Emergency Department has the necessary resources to diagnose your medical condition. Although you may have previously had tests performed in your physician’s office, these tests will not provide us accurate information about your current situation. Some conditions may require further testing, in which case you may be admitted as a patient.

Visiting and Accompanying a Patient

To allow the emergency team a significant amount of space and to ensure the best care for our patients we must limit visitors in the treatment area.  We also limit visitors to maintain the appropriate level of privacy for all our patients.  We will make every effort to keep the patient informed about their medical condition and allow visitors to enter the room when possible.  Children are permitted to have two visitors and adults are permitted to have one.  We thank you in advance for your help in respecting our request.

Parking

At CHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport, we provide free parking for all patients and visitors.  For your convenience, a parking lot is provided for all visitors on Emergency Drive.  Please park in that area and you may enter through the covered entry.

Our Staff

You can rely on our staff of board-certified physicians, nurses, technicians, and other support staff members to deliver world class care with excellence and compassion. Our nurses and physicians are highly skilled and trained. The nurses have a multitude of certifications including:
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Emergency Nurse
  • Trauma Nurse
  • Advanced Burn Life Support
  • Certified Emergency Nurse
  • Geriatric Emergency Nurse
When an emergency arises, CHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport is here to provide the best medical care in Brazoria County.  As a reminder, all information that is provided to medical professionals is protected by the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Physicians that provide care in the Emergency Room:


Medical Director of Emergency Services

Physicians that provide care in the Emergency Services Department

Medical Director of Trauma Program