University Health Main Campus

4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 358-4000
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University Health Main Campus Overview

For over 100 years, University Health has been committed to delivering patient-centered, culturally competent, high-quality health care to meet the medical needs of all patients in Bexar County and beyond. This is achieved by continually pursuing outcomes-based research and the highest level of collaboration.

University Health has two nationally recognized teaching hospitals at their Main Campus and a network of outpatient health care centers. It is the only locally owned and operated health system in San Antonio and Bexar County. In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, it is consistently recognized as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research. Clinics are located throughout San Antonio to allow residents easier access to preventive, primary and specialty health care.

University Health University Hospital

University Health University Hospital, located on their Main Campus on Medical Drive, provides comprehensive services. They include:

  • Cancer care
  • Emergency care
  • Heart and vascular
  • Lung and respiratory
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke care
  • Transplant

Emergency and Level I Trauma Services

University Hospital also includes a Level I trauma center for adults and the only Level I pediatric trauma and burn center in South Texas. This means patients get 24-hour coverage by general surgeons and quick access to specialized trauma care, such as orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial, and critical care.

University Health Transplant Institute

University Health is nationally recognized for its pediatric and adult organ transplantation services. Through the University Health Transplant Institute, adults are able to access lung, kidney or liver transplants. For more than 40 years, University Health and UT Health San Antonio have worked together to offer life-changing options for patients facing end-stage organ failure.

Our University Health Transplant Institute is the No. 1 ranked lung transplant program in the United States, with a 100% one-year survival rate. It offers the only living liver donation program in South Texas. University Health’s liver transplant program is one of the largest in Texas.

University Health Transplant Institute’s pediatric transplant program performs lifesaving kidney and liver transplantation. We have a robust living donor transplant program. Our transplant surgeons performed more pediatric transplants with kidneys from living donors than any other transplant center in the U.S. 

The pediatric transplant program also offers specialized gastrointestinal services including endoscopy and all complex liver and pancreatic surgery for benign and malignant diseases.

University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital

The Women’s & Children’s Hospital is a designated Level IV maternal center – the highest possible for maternal-infant care. This indicator dovetails with the hospital’s Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) designation.

The 12-story, 300-bed Women’s & Children’s Hospital is a one-of-a-kind facility catered to the specific needs of babies, women and children.

University Health Women’s & Children’s Hospital, located on their Main Campus on Medical Drive, services include:

  • Children’s emergency
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • Pediatric care
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Women’s Health

24/7 Women’s Center

The Women’s & Children’s Hospital has San Antonio’s only 24/7 women’s center for OB-GYN emergencies, including pregnancy and other gynecological conditions.

Children’s Emergency Room

The Women’s & Children’s Hospital is home to The Harvey E. Najim Children’s Emergency Department and is a separate, dedicated emergency room open 24/7 for pediatric patients. The children’s emergency room is dedicated to providing the highest level of compassionate care to every infant, child and adolescent who enter the door.

Inpatient Pediatric Specialty Services

The Women’s & Children’s Hospital was built with children in mind, and features oversized kid-friendly patient rooms and a Child Life Center for our inpatient pediatric specialty services.

The Hope Hits Harder Cancer Foundation Child Life Center is designed to help hospitalized children make some happy hospital memories with performances, arts and crafts, pet therapy, gaming, educational areas and a medical playroom. The Child Life Center helps children cope with their medical challenges through art, play and education.

University Health Main Campus Specialties

University Health University Hospital, located on their Main Campus on Medical Drive, provides comprehensive services. They include:

Cardiovascular Services

Cardiovascular medicine focuses on the treatment of acquired diseases affecting the heart and the great vessels. Conditions affecting the heart include coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, heart failure and stroke.


Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation services include treatment for amputation, spinal cord injury, sports injury, stroke, musculoskeletal syndromes, and more. These services can include, but are not limited to, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, pain management, and physical therapy.


Emergency Services

Many hospitals at the Medical Center specialize in emergency trauma services, including the initial treatment and acute care of patients who present a broad spectrum of illness and injuries.


Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery, also called laparoscopic surgery, allows surgeons to operate on patients using small precision instruments that minimize pain, scarring, blood loss and recovery time.


Neonatal Services

Neonatal healthcare refers to the provision of medical care for newborns up to 28 days after birth. Many of the institutions in the Medical Center specialize in neonatal healthcare.



Neurology specifically deals with the diagnoses and treatment of diseases involving central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. At the Medical Center, we have been performing treatment and research of neurological disorders since our inception.


Oncology Services

Oncology is the branch of medicine involving the screening for, removal, and treatment of cancerous tumors, both malignant and benign. The Medical Center also houses many institutions involved in cutting-edge cancer research.


Orthopedic Services

Orthopedics, or the study of the musculoskeletal system, involves the diagnosis and treatment of problems or ailments involving bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.


Pediatric Services

Infants, toddlers, and teenagers are not merely small adults. They each have a physiology, psychology, and metabolism that differ from one another. Pediatric medicine focuses on care for individuals under 21 years of age.


Stroke Care Services

Strokes are sudden brain injuries that can have a devastating effect on an individual's motor and bodily function. Because of the severity of strokes, several institutions in the Medical Center focus exclusively on stroke care, rehabilitation, and research.


Transplant Services

Many institutions at the Medical Center offer transplant services, including organ and tissue transplants. These hospitals and centers also conduct research trials aimed at improving transplant services.


Women's Services

There are a large number of institutions in the Medical Center dedicated to treating women's unique biological needs. These areas include obstetrics, gynecology, family planning, and more.