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Emergency Care

We know that if you had a choice, you’d never need emergency medical services. But accidents do happen, and illnesses occur outside your doctor’s regular office hours, so emergency care is needed.

And that’s why Valley Baptist Medical Center is the Valley's emergency hospital of choice.

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Emergency Care, Close to You

When emergency strikes, you shouldn’t have to wait. Our caring emergency staff works hard to get you in front of a highly trained doctor as soon as you come through the hospital doors.

 

Emergency Medical Services

 Wouldn’t it be nice if everything just went along according to plan? Yes, but we know that the unexpected is always a very real possibility. And when that takes the form of a medical emergency, you need help fast.

 That’s why Valley Baptist Medical Center’s emergency departments are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We know that life doesn't stick to a schedule, so we don’t either.

In the Rio Grande Valley, everyone knows where to go when they’re not feeling well and there’s no time to waste: Valley Baptist. We’ve been the community’s health partner for more than 90 years. That’s the difference. That’s Valley Baptist Care.

  • We’ve got the room. We see more than 75,000 people a year, so when we say we’re ready to help we mean it. Valley Baptist has 36 emergency-department beds in Harlingen, and 20 in Brownsville, so we’ve got plenty of room for you and your family. 
  • We’ve got the technology. From computerized documentation to get your records ready faster to remote viewing of scans and X-rays for physicians, we’ve got the equipment and know-how to get you treated faster and smarter. 
  • Weve got the people. At Valley Baptist, our skilled caregivers love what they do. That’s why our award-winning doctors, nurses and care staff stay with us for years, even decades. They know our community, and they know you.

Level III Trauma Centers

 Valley Baptist’s emergency departments in Brownsville and Harlingen are designated Level III Trauma Centers. This classification from the Texas Dept. of Health means that we are ready to respond to trauma around the clock. Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen serves as the Lead Level III Trauma Center for Cameron County.

 

Designated Stroke Center

Valley Baptist has been recognized by the Joint Commission and has received the American Heart Association’s Gold Award for completing its “Get With The Guidelines” program for stroke prevention and treatment services, which means that we use all the latest treatments and techniques for stroke care. If you or a loved one may be having a stroke, we are ready to help.

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CAART Program

Valley Baptist is proud to offer Child to Adult Abuse Response Team services for abused children, adolescents and adults. This program includes a special treatment room for victims of abuse, where our team of physicians, social workers and forensic nurse examiners can help the most vulnerable among us in a safe, secure environment.