USA Health Emergency Departments
USA Health University Hospital offers the region’s only Level I trauma center. We also staff the only pediatric emergency department at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Both hospitals are specially equipped to provide the highest level of care for all types of emergencies.
University Hospital's Emergency Department and Trauma Center
We treat patients throughout the upper Gulf Coast at the USA Health Trauma Center on the campus of University Hospital. Traumas are usually accidental or intentional injuries that lead to life-threatening situations. Persons suffering injuries in automobile accidents, from gunshot wounds or stabbings, or in fires are transported to the Trauma Center where a dedicated staff of emergency medicine physicians, trauma surgeons and other specially trained clinical staff stand ready to treat their injuries.
Patients experiencing major illnesses and emergencies such as broken bones, cuts and concussions are typically treated by our emergency medicine team. Using the most advanced technology, they are trained to take care of cardiac, orthopaedic, stroke and other emergencies.
As construction continues on the expansion of our trauma center, there are some changes on how you access the USA Health University Hospital emergency department. The drop off for the patient entrance will remain under the portico/ambulance drop off and all patient emergency parking has moved to the main lot. We also now have valet parking at the main hospital lobby Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Construction will be completed in summer 2020.
USA Children's & Women's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department
Emergency medical services specific to children, under age 19, are provided through the Pediatric Emergency Department at our hospital. This emergency department is specially equipped and staffed to treat the unique needs of children with emergency illnesses and conditions with 11 beds and a six-bed fast-track area.
USA College of Medicine
Our physicians are also educators in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Visit the Department of Emergency Medicine to learn about its academic mission and residency program.