ER Wait Time: 20 minutes | If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

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Emergency Services

The Emergency Room at Harlingen Medical Center is a premiere, state-of-the-art, technologically advanced, and patient friendly urgent healthcare facility in South Texas.

The nationally recognized and award winning Harlingen Medical Center is home to the newly constructed Emergency Room – staffed with some of the most experienced, highly trained, local physicians and support clinical staff ready to meet the urgent, critical medical needs of patients of all ages.

The staff of Harlingen Medical Center have built a reputation for providing ER patients efficient and effective medical care, while being compassionate and supportive with every patient interaction. We put our patients first. The concept of “patient-focused care” is fundamental in our daily operation. The design, management, staffing and operation of the hospital are all focused on the patient’s experience, needs and overall comfort.

About Our ER Wait Time
ER wait time is the average wait time for a patient to see a registered nurse during the triage (evaluation) process in our ER. After patients are triaged (evaluated), they are seen by qualified medical professionals in priority order, according to their medical condition and reason for visit. Times are approximate and provided for information purposes only.

GetCareNow – Reserve Your ER Arrival Time

For life-threatening emergencies call 9-1-1

Let us know you’re coming. Select your emergency room arrival time and wait at home until your time to be seen.

At Harlingen Medical Center, we strive to make it easier for you to handle life’s unexpected events. This service is just one more way that we are transforming the healthcare experience.

The Emergency Room at Harlingen Medical Center is designated a Level IV Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services and offers treatment for a variety of medical needs, including:

  • Heart Attack
  • Change in Vision
  • Chest Pain
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Fainting or Loss of Consciousness
  • Facial Droop
  • Garbled Speech
  • Harmful Feelings to yourself or others
  • Life or Limb threatening injury
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Poisoning or Drug Overdose
  • Seizures
  • Severe Abdominal Pain
  • Severe Cuts or Burns
  • Unable to Move or Speak
  • Vomiting Blood
  • Weakness / Numbness on one side of the body

Should you have to spend the night at Harlingen Medical Center – know that you will be hosted at one of the hospital’s Private Patient Suites. You will not have to share a room with another patient. You will have the peace and quiet you need.

Urgent Medical Services

  • Adult and pediatric emergency care.
  • Early recognition and treatment of chest pain and cardiac emergencies.
  • Assessment and stabilization of orthopedic injuries.
  • Rapid treatment and support of respiratory emergencies.
  • Participation in all area Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ambulance rotations.
  • Easily accessible location on the frontage road off of Expressway 77 just South of Ed Carey Drive.

Level IV Trauma Center

  • Full-Service Level IV (initial evaluation, stabilization, and diagnostic capabilities. Surgical and critical care services as required and transfer to a higher level of care.)
  • Partner-In-Care with all area Emergency Medical Service (EMS) ambulance rotations.

Health and Wellness

The Emergency Department at Harlingen Medical Center offers educational programs on health, wellness, trauma and stroke services.

To learn more about our emergency educational programs, please contact the Trauma and Stroke Department at 956-365-1181.


David Salas, Director
Emergency Room & Trauma Services