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Emergency rooms, urgent care centers offer advantages, disadvantages to patients

The popularity of urgent care facilities and freestanding emergency rooms may be on the rise in the Greater Houston area, but health care consumers are still confused by their differences and what benefits each provides. more »

Dec 12, 2013 Houston Metro health care news

Baylor Medical Center at Frisco opens emergency department expansion

Baylor Medical Center at Frisco on July 31 opened its newly expanded emergency department on the east side of the main hospital campus. more »

Aug 1, 2013 Frisco

Dallas-based First Choice ER, which operates full-service, free-standing emergency rooms, opens its 16th location Feb. 15 near the Arboretum.

Amy Denney

Freestanding emergency room to open Feb. 15 in Northwest Austin

The facility, located in the former Blockbuster at 10407 Jollyville Road, offers the same emergency room services as a hospital and hires board-certified physicians and nurses. more »

Feb 14, 2013 Northwest Austin

Urgent care expands in NW Austin

The growth of urgent care facilities in Austin seemed to appear overnight to Dr. Casey Cochran, director of occupational medicine for the three Pro Med Medical Care Centers in Austin. more »

Dec 20, 2012 Northwest Austin