Emergency Center


The MD Anderson Cancer Center Emergency Center is a unique facility that provides emergent and urgent treatment for established MD Anderson Cancer Center oncology patients as well as employees and visitors injured on the MD Anderson premises. Open 24 hours every day, the Emergency Center is staffed by a team of registered nurses, patient service coordinators, patient care assistants, mid-level providers and physicians from the Department of Emergency Medicine who have expertise in the treatment of cancer related emergencies.

The Emergency Center features 44 rooms including those designated for isolation, code emergencies, and gynecologic emergencies. The Emergency Center provides service to approximately sixty patient per day with cancer related conditions and is an important safety net for MD Anderson patients. The Emergency Center takes great pride in treating MD Anderson patients with empathy, efficiency and expertise.

Emergency Center services for established patients include care for:

  • non-urgent to emergency conditions
  • treatment-related side effects
  • cancer related emergencies and non-cancer related emergencies
  • comorbidities
  • fluid and electrolyte replacement
  • urgent blood product administration

Patients receive triage, medical screening and evaluation. Consultative services are also available.