Our Approach

We are the newly transformed emergency room in the only free-standing children’s hospital in San Antonio and South Texas - and if you're a parent, that means everything. It means our ER is staffed with pediatric emergency medicine providers and nurses from around the country, each trained to do one thing – take care of your child in an emergency. Our resources are state-of-the-art and everything is designed to comfort you and your child. We're open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Everything about our emergency department is designed to comfort your child during his or her visit. We treat more than 80,000 patients a year with conditions from traumatic injuries to minor coughs and colds. We also provide full-time SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) coverage within our emergency department.

We also have a specialized trauma team on site. The trauma team consists of pediatric specialists in emergency medicine, trauma surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgical and plastic surgery as well as anesthesia. These specialists are available to respond to any emergency.

Our Emergency Room has translation services available for anyone who does not speak English.

Choosing the ER or Urgent Care Center

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.

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.

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Our Locations

The Children's Hospital of San Antonio Emergency Services
333 North Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Emergency Center- Stone Oak
1434 East Sonterra Boulevard
San Antonio, Texas 78258

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills
11212 State Highway 151
San Antonio, Texas 78251

The Children's Hospital of San Antonio Emergency Center
11130 CHRISTUS Hills
Medical Plaza 3, First Floor
San Antonio, Texas 78251

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Emergency Center - Bandera
8703 Bandera Road
San Antonio, Texas 78250

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Emergency Center - Alon
11503 NW Military Highway
Suite 122
San Antonio, Texas 78230

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Creekside Emergency Center
244 Creekside Crossing
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Services

  • Three Convenient Locations in San Antonio
  • Trauma Injuries We Treat
  • Be Prepared for Your Child's ER Visit
  • What to Expect at the ER

Our Team

Default Male Provider

Brian Bates, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Deborah Callanan

Deborah Callanan, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Emergency Medicine

Santos Cantu

Santos Cantu, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Emergency Medicine

Default Female Provider

Vivian Carlin, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Alberto Carranza, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Default Female Provider

Jamie Contreras, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Jendi Haug

Jendi Haug, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Emergency Medicine

Dr. Mary Kirkendall Emergency Room

Mary Kirkendall, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Default Female Provider

Heather Kleczewski, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Default Female Provider

Ashu Kumar, DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Default Male Provider

William Langston, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Tracy McCallin

Tracy McCallin, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Emergency Medicine

Default Male Provider

Farooq Mirza, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Default Male Provider

Thomas Nagel, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Default Male Provider

David Newby, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Default Female Provider

Megan O'Brien, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Kris Rittichier

Kristine Rittichier, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Section Chief, Emergency Medicine

Default Female Provider

Elizabeth Yust, MD

Pediatrician, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Maria Perez Johnson

Maria Perez-Johnson, DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Default Female Provider

Kellie Williams, MD

Pediatrician, Pediatric Emergency Medicine