Freestanding ERs and Urgent Care facilities are popping up all over our community…but it’s important to remember that they’re not all created equal. If you choose an urgent care center because you’re worried about the wait at your local emergency room, you may not get the help you actually need! Many urgent care centers have limited hours and have a physician on-call, rather than on-site. All day, every day St. Michael’s Emergency Rooms offers everything you’d find in a “traditional” ER–physicians trained in emergency medicine, X-ray, Ultrasound and CT, an on-site diagnostic lab, nine exam rooms (including pediatric themed rooms, a sports room, and a Harley-Davidson room!), a treatment suite for observation, and a comfortable waiting room…without a wait!
So with every other ER on the corner promising to help you in 15 minutes, why do patients choose St. Michael’s Emergency Rooms over and over again? For starters, it’s rare to wait even a few seconds for treatment at this amazing ER! As Sugar Land’s very first free-standing twenty-four hour emergency room, St. Michael’s has perfected patient care and built long-lasting relationships with the medical resources in our community. Co-founder Dr. Shannon Orsak says, “Since we’re not affiliated with one single hospital, if you need long-term treatment we can choose the best doctor and the most appropriate facility for you. We’ve got agreements with nearby hospitals to get you priority care…without the wait!”
In an emergency, you have the right to choose the emergency room that will offer you the best care…and by law your insurance must pay in-network benefits whether the emergency room you choose is “in-network” or “out-of-network.” Choose St. Michael’s, the ER with a tradition of care and a history of service to our community. After graduating from the only emergency medicine school in Houston, Dr. Orsak worked at local hospitals including Memorial Hermann SW, St. Luke’s and West Houston Hospital where he was Assistant Medical Director. He says, “My brother, Brian and I created St. Michael’s to combine medical efficiency and patient comfort…and we named it St. Michael’s after the patron saint of emergency medicine. We believe St. Michael’s offers the very best care…the kind we want for our own family!”
When seconds count, ask yourself…are you going to get better sitting around a waiting room? By law you’re entitled to concierge emergency room treatment at the same price you’d pay to sit around an impersonal ER for hours or some venture-capital-owned freestanding ER for thirty minutes. Dr. Orsak says, “St. Michael’s is one of the only fully-accredited ER facilities with JCAHO, ACR, and CLIA certifications. We are in-network with AETNA and also accept more than 200 insurance plans, including Cigna, Blue Cross, United, and Humana. We’re proud to have been the first free-standing ER in Sugar Land…and we’re always here for you and your family!”
Emergencies Happen. Seconds Count. Quality Matters.
St. Michael’s Emergency Rooms
16062 SW Freeway (at Hwy 6), Sugar Land, TX 77479
9000 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77063
26226 I 45 N., Spring, TX 77386
At this time, Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare do not participate with free-standing ER’s.