Children’s Emergency Department

University Children’s Emergency Department at University Hospital is a separate, dedicated emergency center, capable of handling any kind of emergency — from a worrisome middle-of-the-night fever, to the kinds of urgent problems that can happen quickly in children with complex or chronic medical conditions. We provide complete care to children by offering fast access to certified pediatric emergency doctors and a wide range of pediatric specialists from UT Health San Antonio. We treat minor to complex injuries and illnesses, including:

  • Coughing up blood
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Poison ingestion
  • Seizures
  • Fractures
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Newborn with fever above 100.4 degrees
  • Severe headache
  • Unconsciousness
  • Sudden weakness or paralysis

And if a child requires more serious care for an injury, the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in South Texas is just seconds away.


University Children’s Emergency Department
University Hospital
4502 Medical Drive (Entrance on Merton Minter)
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Open 24 hours