Major Houston Trauma Centers and Hospitals
In cases of emergency or life-threatening injury, please call 911 immediately
Serious accidents may require emergency medical attention and hospitalization. In order to assist our valued clients any way we can, our personal injury lawyers have put together an up-to-date list of major trauma centers in Houston. We’ve included most of the general facts about each major facility below, but encourage you to seek more information about each to see what suits your needs best.
Trauma centers are usually found in hospital emergency rooms, and thus are usually found in a major hospital as part of their emergency system. Trauma centers are equipped to deal with situations in which patients require immediate medical attention after traumatic injuries such as car crashes, gunshot wounds, and most any blunt force trauma. Major trauma centers are organized into three categories: Levels I, II and III.
Level I trauma centers provide 24-hour in-house coverage by general surgeons, and prompt availability of care in specialties such as:
- Plastic Surgery
- Pediatric Care
- Internal Medicine
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Emergency Medicine
- Critical Care
They serve as a referral resource for communities in nearby regions and provide leadership in prevention and public education to surrounding communities.
There are three Level I trauma centers in the Houston Area, which are:
Harris Health System Ben Taub Hospital
1504 Ben Taub Loop, Houston, TX 77030
This hospital is fully equipped to provide almost any sort of care of trauma-related accidents in-house. Located near Rice University, Ben Taub Hospital has 586 beds and is operational 24 hours a day.
Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
1401- 1443 Cambridge St, Houston, TX 77030
Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center is a nationally ranked hospital located in the Texas Medical Center. It is one of the most equipped hospitals nationwide and has a Level I Trauma Center which can deal with any trauma-related issue 24 hours a day.
Texas Children’s Hospital
6621 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030
Located in the Texas Medical center, Texas Children’s Hospital is a pediatric hospital that is also a Level I Trauma Center that can adeptly deal with all trauma-related issues a child may face.
Houston does not have any Level II trauma centers, but it has many in Level III. Level III trauma centers provide 24-hour immediate coverage and prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care, and stabilization of injured patients. They have all developed transfer agreements for patients who require more comprehensive care to a Level I or Level II Trauma Center. These also serve as backups for rural and community hospitals.
There are seven Level III Trauma Centers in Houston which are as follows:
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital
10655 Steepletop Dr, Houston, TX 77065
Located in Northeast Houston, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center can treat and address any emergency medical issue. The center is easy to access in emergency situations, located close to U.S 290 and U.S 249.
Harris Health System Lyndon B Johnson Hospital
5656 Kelley St, Houston, TX 77026
Harris Health System Lyndon B Johnson Hospital is located closer to downtown Houston, right off the 610 loop. Its ease of access and 24-hour immediate coverage makes it suitable for emergency situations for many Houston residents. The trauma center here can deal with almost all situations and will transport patients to one of the Level I centers if need be.
Houston Northwest Medical Center
710 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston, TX 77090
Houston Northwest Medical center is another 24-hour institution with a trauma center that will more than suffice for coverage and treatment of most emergency situations and trauma-related incidents. It is located near i45 and Spring allows it to serve Houstonians further from the downtown area.
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
1635 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital is another hospital situated near the 610 loop outside of the downtown area, more toward the west side than the Lyndon B Johnson hospital. As with any other Level III trauma center, this hospital will almost certainly suffice for most trauma-related incidents and will transport patients for increased care if need be.
Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
11800 Astoria Blvd, Houston, TX 77089
Further away from downtown than the others, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital caters to Houstonians in southeast Houston, near i45 and Beltway 8. Another 24-hour institution, this hospital and trauma center can handle the vast majority of trauma-related cases and will transport patients to a higher-level trauma center if need be.
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
7600 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77074
Rather predictably, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital is situated on the opposite side of town from the Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, but closer to downtown. It’s on I-69 and well situated for those in downtown or a little further out. The Level III trauma center is well equipped for most trauma cases and emergencies.
St. Joseph Medical Center
1401 St Joseph Pkwy, Houston, TX 77002
St. Joseph Medical Center is right in the middle of downtown, perfectly situated for anyone in the area to access in the case of an emergency. The medical center’s Level III trauma center is equipped to handle most trauma and emergency cases. In case a patient needs to be transported to a higher-level trauma center or hospital, the number of options nearby are plentiful and allow the patient to receive high-quality care immediately. However, most cases can be handled in-house, as the trauma center is available 24 hours and well equipped to handle the vast majority of cases.
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Anyone who has had to visit any of these trauma centers knows how the medical bills can pile up after a car accident. You should not have to pay out of pocket for an accident that was not your fault, so contact an attorney to discuss your rights and legal options. A compassionate and experienced attorney can help you get settled firmly on the road to recovery. The attorneys at Williams Hart have years of experience and are a trusted name in the Houston area. Call them at (713) 352-7071 or click the gray banner to begin chatting live with a representative.