About Austin Emergency Center

Having now grown organically to four locations, Austin Emergency Center (AEC) is the first locally-owned ER in Austin, the first independently-run ER in Austin, and our original two locations were the first freestanding ERs in Central and South Austin.

We created Austin Emergency Centers to bring concierge-level, quality emergency care to the local community. Our patients enjoy the ambiance and aesthetics of a high-end private practice, followed by an evaluation by an experienced emergency room physician, within minutes of entry to our facilities. We offer fast, best-in-class care, when minutes count.

All testing is done quickly, without the normal delays associated with traditional hospital-based emergency departments. In contrast to an urgent care clinic, AEC is a freestanding emergency room (click here learn more about this distinction). Our facilities utilize the state-of-the-art equipment and technology of a modern hospital emergency room; including CT scans, bedside emergency ultrasound, digital radiology, and a full clinical laboratory. All of this within the comfort of an upscale clinical environment – without the typical inconveniences associated with a hospital-based setting.

You are in good hands at AEC. In addition to our board-certified emergency room physicians, our centers are staffed with experienced emergency room nurses, CT and X-ray technicians, EMT technicians, and a courteous front office staff. Our onsite CT scans, digital X-rays, and ultrasound results are read by radiologists within minutes. We can also process complete blood counts, electrolyte/metabolic panels, urinalysis, cardiac enzymes, and other emergency department tests in our onsite laboratory. Finally, our team is skilled in electrocardiogram testing and analysis.

AEC carefully curated a patient soothing environment, incorporating everything from textured surfaces and comfortable, contemporary furniture, to calming colors and original artwork by local artists Jake Bryer and Erica Wildman. We work as a team to treat you with compassion, speed, and quality medical care. Our doctors strive to spend time with our patients, making an extra effort to answer all questions prior to discharge. For your convenience, we are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.