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Emergency Care

​Taking Care of You 24/7

By definition, emergencies take you by surprise. When they do, we're ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From minor injuries to life-threatening conditions, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is here to deliver the treatment you need.

If you have a life-threatening condition, call 9-1-1.

We're Here for You 24/7 with Full Trauma Services

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is the only designated Level 1 Trauma Center between Dallas and Austin. Level 1 Trauma Centers provide the highest level of specialty care available and meet stringent national standards of performance. Our trauma center utilizes the services of many specialties, including orthopedics, general surgery, rehabilitation and plastic surgery, and are supported by a staff of nurses, therapists, social workers and injury prevention specialists. These specialists are available 24/7 to provide care.

The trauma center is verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is part of the Central Texas Regional Advisory Council (CTRAC) Service Area-L Trauma Council.

Education, Research and Outreach

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple trauma center is committed education, research and outreach through:

  • Enhancing the skills of medical professionals involved in the care of injured patients through the training of medical students and residents
  • Being a leader in developing new technologies and treatments
  • Educating the community through outreach
  • Actively participating in the Texas Department of State Health Services Central Texas Regional Advisory Council
  • Providing support for facilities seeking trauma center designation
  • Providing continuing education course and seminars

We have an Injury Prevention team that provides community outreach classes and events to promote injury prevention and safety. They educate community leaders, work to impact legislation, and provide informational resources to the community.

Scott & White Emergency Medical Services

Scott & White Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has been serving Central Texas communities since 1985. They specialize in the efficient transport of emergency and non-emergency patients, available 24 hours a day. Through their fleet of ambulances and wheelchair vans, they serve approximately 1100 square miles, including most of Bell County. The Scott & White EMS innovative communications center is staffed by a team of highly-trained emergency medical dispatchers to quickly and efficiently assign the closest, most appropriate vehicle to respond to your needs.

The emergency medical dispatchers are trained and certified by the National Academies of Emergency Medical Dispatch, a nationally-recognized course of study. They also are actively involved in public safety education and medical stand-by coverage for local events.

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