On November 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CHI St. Joseph Health’s freestanding Emergency Center located at 4411 State Highway 6, near the intersection of William D. Fitch Parkway, will close permanently. All of the services currently located and associated with emergency care will move to the CHI St. Joseph Health College Station Hospital, located at 1604 Rock Prairie Road, previously College Station Medical Center.
Imaging and laboratory services, which are also available at the South College Station campus, will still be accessible. Additionally, other services on the South College Station campus including Primary and Express Care, Pediatric Care and Therapy, will also remain in their current location. Staff at the South College Station ER will shift to the College Station Hospital ER and it is expected that there will be no elimination of staffing due to the closure of the freestanding ER.
How will I access Emergency Services?
Emergency services are only three miles away on Rock Prairie Road at CHI Health College Station Hospital. (Formerly College Station Medical Center).
What kind of insurance does the College Station Hospital accept?
CHI St. Joseph Health accepts most major insurances. Information about what plans are accepted can be found on our website: CHIStJoseph.org
What services does College Station Hospital have?
College Station Hospital offers a full range of services, including a Level III Trauma unit, a fully accredited Primary Stroke Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a fully staffed OR, a cath lab, access to specialists and an ICU.
Will my medical records transfer to College Station Hospital?
Your medical records will still be accessible when services transition from the South College Station freestanding ER to College Station Hospital ER.
Why are you closing the South College Station ER?
Earlier this year CHI St. Joseph Health acquired College Station Medical Center. Since that time, we have been working on how to deliver care more effectively across our health system. Closing the ER permanently and transitioning those services to one location in College Station was a decision based on the needs of our community and how best to take care of our patients.
Will the cost stay the same?
The cost of an ER visit is the same at all of our Emergency Centers. Costs will vary among insurance plans.
No matter the location, we are committed to making a positive impact within our community with the resources we have.
My pediatrician/physician/specialist is located near this ER. Will their services still be available?
Only services related to emergency care will transition from this location. Therapy, imaging and lab services will still be available. Primary, specialty care and pediatric clinics will also remain.