ER Wait Times in Wharton County Hospitals

Average wait times at hospital in Wharton County show the time patients can expect to spend. Actual wait times will depend on many factors, such as severity of the injury, time of day, and staffing. Patients are quickly evaluated as part of a triage process, so the most severe cases can be treated first. Depending on the hospital, this initial wait can run from a few minutes to over an hour. The times below also include wait times for initial treatment, since there can be many delays after the triage process. Choose an ER with a shorter wait time to get seen more quickly.

HospitalCity
Total Wait Times
Gulf Coast Medical CenterWharton 2h 46m
El Campo Memorial HospitalEl Campo 2h 50m

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These are the average time from entering the ER to being admitted to the hospital by a doctor. In a busy ER, patients will be seen by a triage nurse first. Then the wait time will vary by severity, and how busy the ER is at the time of day. Patients with less serious problems could have substantially longer waits.

There is a 4 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in Wharton and the slowest.


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Apr 29, 2016, 3:05 AM
Baylor Medical Center At Waxahachie: "Upon arrival at the emergency area the staff was quick to treat us but once we got back to exam rooms all staff was in the first area laughing an joking about being at the bar an telling jokes an playing grab as an not caring about the patients" - alpha

Apr 04, 2016, 10:09 PM
Seton Northwest Hospital: "I've needed to use this facility twice but if necessary will avoid doing so in the future and opt for another convenient ER. Both times I was there I found myself not listened to and inadequately cared for. One example is leaking IV sites that led to problems upon return home and overall lack of hygiene attentiveness while under admittance. However, they did get to me fairly quickly, I'm alive, and for that I am grateful. " - Judi

Feb 24, 2016, 8:14 PM
Conroe Regional Medical Center: "To whom it may Concern: Conroe Regional Medical Center located in Conroe,Tx is problably one of slowest communicating staffed hospitals I've ever been to for my mother we brought her her on 2/22/16 @ 11:00 AM into the emergency room with pain to her upper right chest & her peritoneal port being blocked due to her INR blood thickness being 4.6 they opted to no do any procedures to eliavate he pain in the chest be cause of possible bleeding issues here it is 2/26/16 at 19:00 CST & they have acknowledge that the blood level has come to addiquit level of 1.2 for clotting purposes we are told still we have to wait for a next in line appt to have the fluid drained from her upper right chest cavity to determine where it's comeing from & to see why her peritoneal port is stopped for intrance/exit of solution she hasn't be dialysis sense 2/20/16 the only thing I can figure is that POSSIBLY they have a cash cow from the insurance stand point I will never bring ME,My WIFE or My MOTHER hereAGAIN !!!!!!! she has now been over 26 hours with out any meal of any type be cause she is next next next next for this procedure My Name is DR Smith I will welcome any response to this COMPLANT !!!" - D.R.

Feb 08, 2016, 5:38 PM
Baptist Medical Center: "I was there from 9 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. left without being seen. Went in with severe chest pains and left with severe chest pains I wouldn't recommend anyone going to this hospital in San Antonio. They won't see you till you actually code blue. Probably still won't try to revive you even then. Worst hospital ever and staff are just rude. " - phylicia

Jan 22, 2016, 12:00 PM
Laredo Medical Center: "I've never seen a hospital ER that makes people wait for over 12 hours in my life. I've never been a patient there, but I have family that has been and I have seen people wait up to two days in the ER. I hope, for the sake of my family, that we never have to use this hospital. It would be quicker to go to one of those urgent care ERs that are popping up all over Laredo. " - Lee

Jan 06, 2016, 12:39 AM
: "Waited 11 hours to be seen @ Parkland, Dallas hospital. I am currently sitting in the ER room waiting for a doctor to show up. It'seems been 20 min in addition to the 11 hours in the waiting room. They have no sense of urgency here what so ever." - Brian

Dec 03, 2015, 7:05 PM
Seton Northwest Hospital: "Recently went to Seton Northwest Austin Texas for sever pain on / under left rib cage after a very serious fall. Huge bruises on my legs and back. I actually bounced hitting my head twice on the pavement. I was quickly x-rayed ... one front one side... never saw them. I was dismissed with a prescription that does absolutely nothing for the pain. I am still in pain and am not a pain pill shopper. Rare are the times I ever take anything stronger than 800 mg Ibuprofen. I have swelling in my lower region and aching pain throughout. The pain on my side on / under my ribs is slightly better unless I lift or cough. I feel like I was dismissed as a "complainer" and my pain not taken seriously. I had been in few months prior only because I was advised to get an injury checked out that I thought would be fine. This last visit has left me clueless as to where I can go to find out what is going on and get some kind of relief. \r\n Hurt and Disappointed" - Betty

Sep 11, 2015, 2:30 AM
Lake Granbury Medical Center: "I have had 6 surgeries at Lake Granbury in the last 3 years--not by choice--it was the only hospital my surgeon worked at. Although there were some very nice people on the staff, there were certainly some rotten apples. But much worse were the mistakes and poor medical practice EVERY time: running out of the right IV med, having wrong info in their computer system, ordering the wrong blood supply--repeatedly!, having no equipment needed for when I was unable to stand (and subsequently dropping me on the floor, and injuring me)......etc., etc. but the last was the worst--I definitely acquired MRSA during surgery.....and they're claiming zero cases? Liars! 6 months later I am still being treated for it, and will most likely have to manage it for the rest of my life--and I truly doubt I'm the only one that picked it up there--that's not how it generally works. And I came out of surgery with serious bruising in places that had nothing to do with the surgery--they know my genetic condition requires gentle handling, but it was obvious I had been very roughly handled while unconscious.....I'm done! I would rather change surgeons than EVER use that hospital again! And every time I've tried to use their ER (and it takes a lot for me to even consider it) they scratch their heads and shrug their shoulders, and act like there's nothing to find......and I end up driving to Harris where they recognize the problem-whatever it happens to be and successfully treat me--while being professional, competent, and kind. Harris Ft. Worth is definitely worth the drive! But I wouldn't want anyone I cared about to be in Lake Granbury" - P.

Aug 08, 2015, 2:53 PM
Conroe Regional Medical Center: "conroe medical center. -Conroe Texas. I have been here twice with my mom and second with my dad. Both times the same issues, communication among doctors is terrible. They repeatedly come to pick you up for tests and have to be reminded that we just had that test. Have to repeat to each person who walks in what we are here for. No one documents anything. If you ask a nurse what is happening you will get information that is not clear. Check out takes forever. We have been cleared by attending doctor but have to wait on a call from admitting doctor, Who has never seen us, before we can go. Will drive 50 miles out of the way to go somewhere else next time. " - C

Aug 04, 2015, 8:36 AM
Scott & White Memorial Hospital: ""Baylor" Scott and White isn't what it use to be. Before "Baylor" was adopted into the name, I felt like an actual patient. Now, they make me feel more like a criminal. I once witnessed a doctor named Dr. Tyler McFadden in the ER call my husband a "junkie" simply bc...idk...he didn't understand what was wrong with my husband? Idk but NO professional should EVER call a patient a name like that. It was hurtful to him and I felt offended myself. Calls to HR weren't taken seriously. And don't get my started on wait times!!! This place took on more than it could handle, and it shows. Nurses are mostly Angels. But the doctors know EVERYTHING! And, it's incredible how so many smart professionals take so long to act in a timely manner. Guess they use WedMD as much as I do! Go to Seaton if possible! This place is a huge disappointment. " - Michele



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