When to Choose the ER

Our emergency department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is staffed with a devoted team of pediatric nurses, physicians, trauma specialists, child life, and other support staff specially trained in the care of children in an emergency. They all share one common goal – making sure your child receives the best possible care within a safe and comfortable environment.

Services Offered:

  • Child Life
  • SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)

Conditions We Treat

It is sometimes difficult for parents to determine whether they should take their child to the ER or to an Urgent Care center. The following list explains which injuries or conditions are best suited to each particular venue.

If you experience the following symptoms, a visit to the Emergency Room is recommended.

  • Allergic reaction
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion
  • Broken bone
  • Fainting
  • High fever 
  • Ingestion of obstructive object
  • Major head injury
  • Palpitations
  • Pneumonia
  • Seizures
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe asthma attack
  • Severe burns
  • Severe headache
  • Shock/Electric Shock
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unconsciousness
  • Uncontrollable bleeding

These less critical symptoms and injuries can be handled by your nearest CHRISTUS Urgent Care center or our Care Partner, Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care

  • Asthma attack (minor)
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold, cough, flu, fever
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Ear infection
  • Insect bite
  • Migraine
  • Minor burns
  • Minor cuts/lacerations
  • Minor head injury
  • Nausea
  • Pink eye
  • Rash
  • Sore throat
  • Sprain or strain
  • Urinary tract infection

Find the nearest CHRISTUS Urgent Care center


To find the nearest Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care.