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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
N/A
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.

Stories



Apr 26, 2021, 11:55 PM
: "UVA gets all the fame but their ER service is horrible. 5-6 hour wait because they don’t have enough beds? Ummm they just built a whole addition to the original hospital and when I brought this up to the nurse she says not all those rooms are for the public, they’re private!! What!!! So sad the division of wealth is everywhere! It’s ridiculous to have to wait that long for an expensive service because the billing department is fully staffed! " - Melanie

Apr 20, 2021, 2:00 AM
: "Arrived with my husband, he is having difficulty breathing due to COVID. 7 1/2 hours later still waiting be been seen by a doctor. There is no since of urgency here at Buffalo General Hospital. They haven't communicate any type of wait times. Horrible and I wish I had taken him somewhere else. " - Jacinda

Apr 17, 2021, 10:13 PM
: "I am a stroke patient and this is first time to complain sadly. North Shore Salem ED - 3pm admitted to ED area ( having waited in wait area almost 2 hrs ) This for cellulitis ( ongoing stroke complication) - I finally got admitted to Davenport 9 at 2am ( Epic has Bed Mgt tool)
This is total of 13 hours. The ED were visibly not dealing with trauma busy cases. I had a rule out blood clot ultrasound to check no DVT and an IV - beds were full in ED was on cot in corridor. Came up in wheelchair not bed. The room area bed space was empty approx 4 hours ( the previous loud patient was taken out at 10pm - this not acceptable - Salem is designated a stroke center awarded Gold by AHA - but no neurology here : anything stroke related needs to be triaged faster will be talking to Dr David Robert’s as protocol needs to reflect the designation "
- Jan

Apr 17, 2021, 5:58 PM
: "Sinai hospital Baltimore Maryland, April 14, 2021. After waiting 11 hours for a room, and not being told how much longer it would be, I left and went to GBMC And had a room in three hours." - Roy

Apr 11, 2021, 12:59 AM
: "I will NEVER willingly go to a Corpus Christi hospital or ER.

ATROCIOUS! I waited for 10 hours.and finally took an AMA and just drove to MD Anderson in Houston.

This happened multiple times to me, and also these are the same clowns that missed a pulmonary embolism and were going to send me into a procedure the next day.

NO F***ING WAY WOULD I LET ANYONE I CARE ABOUT GO TO SPOHN!"
- Ryan

Apr 06, 2021, 5:27 AM
: "Worst service ever every single time I've ever been over 17 years. Rude, Horrible customer service, Too quick to diagnose, the rudest E.R. staff, when you're waiting in the ER they do nothing to make you feel comfortable they act like they don't believe you. Maybe little you along with the rest of the staff. Their priority system of who goes first is ridiculous they don't seem like they know what they're doing. Security is rude. The wait times are outrageous. They'll be one or two people in the waiting room but yet you're waiting for hours. Then you come to find out when you ask that there's beds open but they just haven't been cleaned yet. Worst hospital system ever!" - Gina

Apr 06, 2021, 5:27 AM
: "Worst service ever every single time I've ever been over 17 years. Rude, Horrible customer service, Too quick to diagnose, the rudest E.R. staff, when you're waiting in the ER they do nothing to make you feel comfortable they act like they don't believe you. Maybe little you along with the rest of the staff. Their priority system of who goes first is ridiculous they don't seem like they know what they're doing. Security is rude. The wait times are outrageous. They'll be one or two people in the waiting room but yet you're waiting for hours. Then you come to find out when you ask that there's beds open but they just haven't been cleaned yet. Worst hospital system ever!" - Gina

Apr 03, 2021, 2:16 PM
: "At the core of ALL these complaints on here, and underlying the entire broken healthcare industry in the US is:
HEALTHCARE FOR PROFIT DOESN’T WORK.
All other developed countries have figured this out, but not the USA. Take the $$ out of healthcare, and ALL associated problems, inequalities, and entire healthcare insurance industry ALL goes away, ...poof! "
- Mason

Mar 29, 2021, 9:29 AM
: "My son was treated badly because he was former drug addict. Ended up having bacterial infection in blood stream. They sent him home & was very rude!!" - Tiffanysouthern

Mar 26, 2021, 11:12 PM
: "My son was treated badly because he was former drug addict. Ended up having bacterial infection in blood stream. They sent him home & was very rude!!" - Tiffanysouthern

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