Red River ER is always open, even on holidays, 24/7, 365 days of the year.
Red River ER treats the full range of medical emergencies. As a full-service ER We can diagnose and treat everything from a rashes to a heart attack. We also treat physical trauma and injuries from accidents including industrial accidents and automobile accidents.
Red River ER treats patients of all ages, from newborn infants through to elderly adults. We pride ourselves on being “child friendly” and even have a special exam room designed to help put our younger patients at ease.
There is no need to make an appointment with Red River ER. If you think you might be having a medical emergency we encourage you to come in immediately. Red River ER can also help if you are sick or injured but are new to the area, are visiting from out of town, or simply cannot get in to see your regular doctor.
It depends entirely on your condition, and we can provide a estimated cost of care before any sort of treatment if you come in for a complimentary basic medical screening.
Red River ER is open 24/7 whereas by contrast an urgent care clinic will typically only be open 8-12 hours a day. Emergency rooms like Red River ER are also equipped with advanced, radiology equipment and lab testing capabilities. By contrast urgent care clinics usually have more limited laboratory and radiology testing. Another important difference between the two is that Red River ER is staffed by board-certified emergency room physicians and ER-trained Registered Nurses. Whereas, urgent care clinics may only be staffed by Physician’s Assistants or Nurse Practitioners.
As a standalone emergency center, Red River ER features much shorter wait times than typical hospital-based emergency rooms. Red River ER doesn’t take patients from 911 ambulance services, therefore minimizing patient volume. Red River ER’s board-certified ER physicians and experienced Registered Nurses are able to see you more promptly and efficiently, helping you get better and back in the comfort of your home sooner.
If you need to be admitted to a hospital for additional care, Red River ER will transfer you to the hospital you choose, or the one that your primary care physician or medical specialists prefer. Our staff is also able to initiate the transfer so that you go directly to an inpatient room and can bypass the hospital’s emergency department.
Yes, our diagnostic lab is both CLIA and COLA certified. We can perform the majority of tests that hospital-based ERs perform. These tests are processed onsite, so we can get you the results while you wait. Typical turnaround time for lab results at Red River ER is 15 minutes.
Yes, our Radiology Department is equipped with modern medical equipment including an X-ray machine, CT scanner and bedside Ultrasound equipment. Patients are given written radiology reports along with CDs so that they can follow up with primary care physicians or specialists if needed.
Red River ER accepts commercial insurance plans and honors in-network benefits for medical emergencies. Due to this facility operating as an independent emergency room and not classified as a hospital with inpatient services, we are unable to participate with Medicare, Medicaid, or TRICARE insurance plans.
According to Texas guidelines, all insurance carriers are required to pay in-network benefits for any member seeking emergency medical treatment. Texas law requires your insurance carrier to pay for your emergency care, whether the emergency room is “in network” or “out of network”. The state of Texas empowers you to use “a prudent layperson standard” in considering what constitutes an emergency.
Yes, Red River ER always puts patients’ emergency medical needs first. If you are deemed “non-emergent” by one of our emergency physicians and do not have health insurance in place you will still have the option of using a cash-fee plan to pay for your ER visit.
You will be asked to pay your emergency room copay at the end of your visit.
Your ER visit will be processed by Tyvan Billing and sent to your insurance company. Red River ER accepts “in-network” benefits even if your insurance company is “out of network”.
Red River ER accepts cash payments, checks, or major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Click here to pay your bill online.
To learn more, visit our Billing & Insurance page.
State law requires patients to be reimbursed for emergency room visits by their insurance carrier. If your insurance company refuses payment for your emergency room visit, you can file a grievance with the Texas Department of Insurance. To learn more about the Texas Department of Insurance, please visit www.tdi.state.tx.us.
You can also contact our Billing Department, Tyvan Billing, at (713) 357-2535