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Now Open: First Choice Emergency Room

First Choice Emergency Room opened its 21st facility Jan. 8 at 8111 W. Grand Parkway, Richmond. more »

Feb 9, 2015 9:00 AM Sugar Land / Missouri City Impacts

Emergency Rooms vs Urgent Care

Shawn Epps

Missouri City residents see increases in number of satellite urgent care and emergency facilities

Missouri City has seen an increase in the number of freestanding emergency rooms and urgent care clinics in the last couple of months. more »

Nov 5, 2014 7:15 AM Sugar Land | Missouri City

Bon Bon Macarons plans to open a brick and mortar location on South Lamar Boulevard.

Courtesy Ryan Browne

IMPACT ROUNDUP: Bakery goes brick-and-mortar, Five Star ER expands

Bon Bon Macarons plans to open a storefront on South Lamar Boulevard, and CrossFit Python on W. Hwy. 290 is now open. more »

Sep 10, 2014 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center to open in Katy

This week, Memorial Hermann announced its plans to open a new convenient care center in Katy, at Grand Parkway and FM 1093. The date for the ground breaking will be announced soon, with completion planned for spring 2015. more »

Aug 1, 2014 11:45 AM Katy

Central Health plans downtown campus

Central Health, Travis County’s health care district, is discussing preliminary plans for its 14-acre portion of downtown Austin. more »

Jul 23, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

The first psychiatric emergency department in Central Texas opened at University Medical Center Brackenridge on April 29. The ED has 17 beds and is meant to relieve overcrowding at general emergency rooms.

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Austin mental health facilities now operating at full capacity

Health care stakeholders are pushing to attract more psychiatrists, build new facilities and obtain funding to increase mental and behavioral health resources in Austin. more »

Jun 25, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin 4 Comments

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 12:00 AM 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 12:00 AM 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 12:00 AM 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 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

Sphier, located on Mason Road, is one of several freestanding emergency rooms serving the Katy area.

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Emergency rooms increasing to meet demand in Katy area

With the Katy area’s population nearly doubling between 2000 and 2010 to 269,000, the need for medical care has also rapidly increased. more »

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Katy