Emergency Care

When an emergency arises, UT Southwestern Medical Center is ready to help. We provide full-service emergency care at St. Paul University Hospital, located at the corner of Harry Hines Boulevard and Inwood Road. 

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our emergency department is staffed by board-certified physicians highly skilled in treating all medical emergencies and equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and treatment facilities.

Our FAST TRACK system expedites care for patients with minor emergencies and illnesses. FAST TRACK operates 9 a.m. – 1 a.m. daily and is staffed by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and registered nurses.

Our emergency department is accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, meeting or exceeding quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine. Patients experiencing heart attacks are taken immediately to our cardiac catheterization lab, where our physicians can open the blocked artery and restore blood flow to the heart, minimizing the damage from the attack.

We’re one of five hospital emergency departments in the community recognized by Dallas Fire-Rescue’s Emergency Medical System (EMS) for the management of stroke patients. Also, we’re affiliated with Children’s Medical Center, so pediatric patients needing hospital admission can be quickly stabilized and transferred for specialized pediatric care.