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ER Wait Time in Houston Hospitals

These are the average wait times Houston hospital ER's from fastest to slowest. Actual wait times will depend on many factors.

Hospital - Share Your ExperienceCity
Total Wait Times
Womans Hospital Of Texas,The
Houston 0h 57m
University General Hospital
Houston 2h 9m
St Anthony's Hospital
Houston 2h 10m
Methodist Hospital,The
Houston 2h 48m
St Lukes Episcopal Hospital
Houston 2h 56m
West Houston Medical Center
Houston 3h 5m
Methodist West Houston Hospital
Houston 3h 10m
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center
Houston 3h 16m
Houston Northwest Medical Center
Houston 3h 18m
St Luke's Hospital At The Vintage
Houston 3h 20m
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston 3h 20m
Park Plaza Hospital
Houston 3h 27m
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
Houston 3h 28m
Memorial Hermann Hospital System
Houston 3h 44m
St Joseph Medical Center
Houston 3h 46m
Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
Houston 3h 49m
Doctors Hospital Tidwell
Houston 4h 42m
Harris Health System
Houston 8h 8m
Riverside General Hospital
Houston N/A
Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital
Houston N/A
Houston Hospital For Specialized Surgery
Houston N/A
Texas Orthopedic Hospital
Houston N/A
Westbury Community Hospital
Houston N/A

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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 431 minute wait difference between the fastest Houston emergency room and the slowest.


Dec 05, 2023, 6:07 PM
: "Silver Cross has a current wait time of over eight hours." - Eric

Dec 03, 2023, 11:08 PM
: "10 hours in waiting room on O2, then 18 more in the ER exam area, Tuesday night. Good luck out there." - Maureen

Dec 03, 2023, 9:20 PM
: "My daughter sitting here in the waiting room for 4 hours and she came by ambulance and sitting waiting in the waiting room " - Dorene

Dec 03, 2023, 9:20 PM
: "My daughter sitting here in the waiting room for 4 hours and she came by ambulance and sitting waiting in the waiting room " - Dorene

Dec 03, 2023, 3:17 PM
: "In August 2023, I sat in Vanderbilt University waiting room for eleven hours to receive less than
Thirty minutes of attention and a diagnosis of “we don’t know what caused the inability to make sense trying to talk” on the day before.
There were people in obviously greater distress than I, who waited just as long.
I wonder what the wait for would have been for Vanderbilt management or board members would have been. I learned the soution in Economics 101. "
- Howard

Dec 01, 2023, 11:12 PM
: "Been here at mcleod emergency room in florence since 3:53pm with NY husband who has severe abdominal pain, and leg pain and numbness and tingling in his shoulder. Scared it's his appendix and have been in the waiting room waiting for 7 hours. It's currently 11:11pm .. never had such a horrible experience at this hospital before " - Anonymous

Dec 01, 2023, 10:40 PM
: "We think my 77 year old husband has a kidney stone. He has been sitting in the waiting room at Chester County Hospital for 4 hours already. Nobody else was allowed in. The waiting room was packed at 6:30 pm when we got there. He is still waiting, bearing the pain and throwing up frequently. It is presently 10:40 pm as I type this. Seriously people?

Had we known, we should have called an ambulance. "
- Linda

Nov 26, 2023, 1:06 PM
: "Came into the hell on earth 4 hrs ago. Came in at 10am and it is now 2pm. There have been only 8 patients sitting here waiting the entire time" - Darren

Nov 09, 2023, 8:37 PM
: "Hinsdale Hospital - November 9, 2023. Wife arrives at 3 pm called from wait room at 7:10 pm. At 6:30 pm, they inform her they have a few critical cases and cannot estimate how much longer. People have left that arrived during this time. I (her husband) came back at 7 pm and witnessed three ambulances (private service) arrive at the same time.

Busiest we’ve ever seen inside Hinsdale ER.

Learned Elmhurst publishes their wait time. Was 31 minutes at 6:30 and dropped to 25 minutes at 7:15 pm.

Never again at Hinsdale Hospital unless I dont have a choice because of the ambulance driver!"
- Alan

Oct 21, 2023, 10:55 AM
: "Waited at the Vanderbilt ER after being laced with Cocaine and was never seen. I was freaking out because obviously I’ve never done Coke and the side effects were scary and unexpected. I was genuinely panicking in the waiting room and almost passed out from hyperventilating. I ended up waiting so long that I made it through the whole high, eventually calmed down on my own, and drove myself home. Apparently a coke high doesn’t last that long (thank God) but is really scary and intense…especially when you aren’t expecting it. Emotionally scarred forever." - DW

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