Accidents happen all the time. Be prepared when they do.
Our Baylor Scott & White ER Specialists Are Here for You — Fast
The ER providers at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Brenham are trained to handle your medical emergencies, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our emergency department is a Level 3 Trauma Center and is one of only three facilities in the state with a Level 3 Stroke designation.
And, with our Rapid Registration, our team provides you with the best care as quickly and efficiently as possible. Now, you can be registered in an average of five minutes or less. Our registration staff works hand-in-hand with our medical team to quickly transition you from the waiting room to a patient-care area, ensuring your medical care begins sooner.
Rapid registration truly works, enabling us to put you back on the fast track to health.
Some patients may have life-threatening or more serious conditions and will be seen before those with non-threatening problems regardless of order of arrival. Please understand this does not mean you are less important to us.
Plan Ahead for Emergencies
Accidents and mishaps often take you by surprise. Planning ahead lessens the stress of a trip to the ER and helps hospital staff to more quickly provide appropriate care. Make a plan that includes:
- A list of emergency contacts
- Directions to your local ER
- Important medical information, from a list of your allergies to current medications you are taking
- A method for alerting family members
Know Your Route
Time is almost always a factor in emergency situations. You should know the fastest route to
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Brenham from your home, office or any other important location that you visit often. You can use this link to print out directions. Keep the directions in the glove compartment of your car for easy reference.
When to Call 9-1-1
For medical emergencies requiring immediate attention from the police, fire department, or ambulance personnel, call 9-1-1 for help. Seek emergency assistance if the person is:
- Bleeding heavily and/or uncontrollably
- Experiencing an allergic reaction
- Suffering from chest pain
- Gasping for air or choking
- Feeling suddenly weak or experiencing numbness
- Unconscious and/or unresponsive
Getting the right type of care as quickly as possible is key. Stay calm, respond to the 9-1-1 operator's questions, be prepared to follow instructions for providing basic aid until help arrives and remain on the phone until instructed to end the call.