If you or someone you love needs emergency care, you can take
comfort in knowing that Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
Southwest Fort Worth offers quality services close to
home. The 20,000-square-foot emergency department has 36 exam and
treatment rooms equipped to handle medical emergencies for people
of all ages.
on the medical staff and other clinical personnel trained in
emergency care are prepared to deal with serious injuries and
illnesses. The emergency staff
receives continual training in the use of specialized lifesaving
equipment and techniques.
Upon arrival, patients are seen be a triage nurse who determines
the order in which patients receive attention. In emergency
situations, patients are not seen on a "first come, first served"
basis. Rather, they are seen in order of the seriousness of their
problems. Please keep in mind that there a number of reasons
patients may have to wait in the emergency room. Other
patients may be treated ahead of you due to the severity of their
conditions, if specialized treatment rooms may not immediately be
available, or if a test or procedure is needed.
We recognize that a trip to the ER can be a
frightening and stressful experience. That's why we are dedicated
to giving you the support you need to get through this difficult
time. Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth has case managers
available to address non-medical needs, including providing
information on temporary housing family violence programs,
alcohol and drug treatment, support groups and home care.
The hospital also provides spiritual care to patients and their
families. The John W. Sikes Memorial Chapel is available for
meditation and prayer 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The
chapel is located in the hospital atrium, near the hospital's
main entrance. Chaplains are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday and are on call for emergencies.
For more information about Emergency Services, call 817-433-1200.