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Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton

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Emergency Services at Baylor Carrollton 

We're Here When You Need Us

By definition, emergencies take you by surprise. But when they do, we're at the ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From minor injuries to life-threatening conditions, you can trust Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton to provide the treatment you need. Caring for more than 34,000 patients a year, the highly trained staff in the ED diagnoses and treats patients of all ages. 

Is It an Emergency?

It’s not always easy deciding whether to go to an emergency department (ED) or to wait and see your family doctor. A life-threatening situation always warrants a trip to the emergency department, as does anything with a sudden onset that causes extreme illness or change in mental status. But it can still be confusing to know when to go.

The American College of Emergency Physicians offers these helpful guidelines for when to seek emergency care. Go to the emergency department if you have:

  • Chest pain or upper abdominal pain that lasts at least 2 minutes
  • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Any sudden or severe pain, particularly unusual abdominal pain
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Fainting, loss of consciousness, sudden dizziness or weakness, particularly on one side of the body
  • Changes in vision
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Confusion or changes in mental status
  • A high fever that's not getting better or is escalating
  • A traumatic injury such as a broken bone or penetrating wound
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Ingested poison

Depending on the symptoms, you may also want to seek emergency care for severe asthma attacks and allergic reactions to food, medication or an insect bite or sting.

In the case of children, it’s always better to err on the side of caution because they may not be able to describe the severity of their illness. You know your child best, so if you think they are ill and need to be seen, follow your instincts.

If you’re unsure, call your doctor’s office and ask. If it’s after hours or on a weekend, the basic rule of thumb is when in doubt, go to the emergency department.

If you have a life-threatening condition, call 911.  To reach the Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton Emergency Department, call 972.394.2280.

Emergency Services

Take comfort in knowing that our Emergency Department (ED) is a 24-hour emergency care center which provides care by board-certified physicians who have special training in emergency medicine. The emergency physicians on our medical staff and staff are supported by many clinical specialties.

Our ED is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It includes rooms dedicated to:

  • Cardiac Treatment
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Pediatric Care
  • Women's Care
  • ENT Treatment
  • Trauma/Major Medical

Our triage area provides a convenient area to quickly evaluate a medical emergency so patients receive a timely response to their medical needs. Should you ever need us, we're here - the Emergency Department is located on the west side of the hospital off Medical Parkway.