Understanding the Benefits of a Full-Service Freestanding Emergency Room


Freestanding emergency rooms in Texas and Colorado are required by law to have the same capabilities as hospital-based emergency rooms. In other words, a freestanding emergency room can treat all of the same medical emergencies as ERs that are attached to a hospital.

Complete Care’s award-winning freestanding emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more about what we can do for you and your loved ones in a time of need.

What is a freestanding emergency room?

A freestanding emergency room is a type of emergency room that is physically, structurally separate from a hospital. Whether or not a freestanding emergency room is affiliated or owned by a particular hospital depends on the freestanding emergency room; Complete Care freestanding emergency rooms are neither affiliated with nor owned by hospitals.

In Texas and Colorado, freestanding emergency room regulations dictate that our freestanding ERs and our physicians should be able to provide the exact same capabilities and standard of care to patients as emergency rooms attached to a hospital.

Complete Care’s capabilities include: 

What all of this means is that Texans can visit a freestanding emergency room like Complete Care without worrying that the ER won’t be able to provide the same level of treatment or testing.

Please note that freestanding emergency rooms are not the same as urgent care facilities. For more information about the difference between the two, please see our article: Freestanding ERs vs. Urgent Care.

Benefits of going to a Complete Care freestanding emergency room

Patients who are curious about the pros and cons of a freestanding emergency room may be surprised to learn that there can be many benefits to visiting a freestanding ER.

In particular, Complete Care’s full-service freestanding emergency rooms are known for their:

1. Low wait times:

One of the many anxieties patients feel during a medical emergency is that of having to wait to get treatment when you’re suffering and in pain. Not so when you visit a Complete Care freestanding emergency room. Our staff works efficiently and effectively so that you never have to worry about being seen quickly and getting the treatment and medicine you need, fast.

2. Transparent billing:

At Complete Care, we believe that our patients should be able to get the care they need without worrying about costs. Our billing system is simple, flexible, and transparent.

3. Award-winning care for patients of all ages:

Take it from our satisfied patients, Complete Care goes above and beyond when making sure that our patients not only get the treatment that they need but also receive care and compassion during their medical emergency.