We're here to give you the treatment you need, when you need it. UTMB’s Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 by physicians and registered nurses who are specially trained and certified in emergency medicine.
The Emergency Department (ED) houses a wide range of equipment and offers patients access to advanced technology, such as CT scans and other diagnostic imaging, along with our primary Stroke Center, Burn Center and Level I Trauma Center.
Not an emergency? Visit a UTMB Health Urgent Care Center
When the need for care is immediate, but does not require a visit to an emergency room, our Urgent Care Centers are available to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as flu, fever, earaches, nausea, rashes, animal and insect bites, minor bone fractures and cuts requiring stitches. The centers are staffed by UTMB physicians and medical professionals and provide quality care and prompt attention for injuries and illnesses that are not life threatening. View Urgent Care Center hours and locations >>
The Emergency Department is on the UTMB Campus, on the east end of Galveston Island.
Access to the facility is off Harborside Drive.
Patients may be dropped off on the elevated ramp by the entrance. Parking is available in the adjacent garage. Absolutely no parking is allowed in the ramp area, which is also used by ambulances and aircraft.