When you come into the Emergency Rooms at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd, you come completely into our health care system. That means you have access to the physicians, technologies  and services you need. It means  you will have a smooth transition from ER to hospital, should that be required. It means caring people to help you navigate an unexpected medical incident, and a faith-based mission of healing that supports you and your family.
• Direct access to hospital physicians and surgical services
• Advanced CT and MRI Imaging
• Seamless transition to hospital if stay is required


  • Chest pain or discomfort - commonly in the center or left side of the chest and usually lasting for more than a few minutes or goes and comes back. It can feel like pressure, squeezing, pain, heartburn or indigestion.
  • Upper body discomfort - pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, shoulders, neck, jaw or upper stomach.
  • Shortness of breath - can occur when doing minor physical activity or at rest and may be your only symptom or occur along with chest pain or discomfort.

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble seeking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

If you are experiencing minor ailments, a visit with an urgent care or primary care provider is usually less costly and quicker. Reasons to seek urgent care or visit your primary care provider:

  • Minor illness or injury
  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Sore throats, coughs and earaches
  • Sports injuries and sprains/strains
  • Minor cuts

To locate a primary care provider, please visit GSMAdoctors.org