The Emergency Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin offers physician coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Referrals and expert consultants, including family medicine, pediatrics, gastroenterology, surgery, orthopedics and obstetrics are available as needed to treat patients. Diagnostic laboratory, radiology/imaging, respiratory care, and other critical care services are also available 24 hours a day.
If your emergency medicine provider suspects you are having a stroke, he or she will activate the stroke telemedicine hotline at Mayo Clinic, which connects them to a Mayo Clinic vascular neurologist. The vascular neurologist will provide a real-time, audiovisual consultation and evaluation. Having this technology available reduces the risk of stroke-related disabilities for our patients. Read more about stroke telemedicine.