Emergency Services

Ascension Seton Northwest offers convenient and comprehensive 24-hour emergency health services for our neighbors in northwest Austin including the ability to schedule an ER visit for mini emergencies. Our designated Level IV Trauma Center includes board-certified emergency physicians and highly skilled nurses and a vast network of specialists using the latest technologies.

Women’s Services

Ascension Seton Northwest provides a safe and caring environment with staff trained to help women stay healthy. Our specialized Women’s Services include maternity, a Level II neonatal nursery, minimally invasive gynecological surgery, preventive mammograms (including online scheduling of screening mammograms) and more.

Our Maternity Unit combines superior care with plenty of personal attention for both mother and baby. Our recently expanded wing includes eight new postpartum rooms – for a total of 16 – and an additional Cesarean surgical suite. For newborns in need of a little extra help, we’ve also doubled the size of our Level II special care nursery. Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, dedicated to the care of newborns, provide round-the-clock care. For a sneak peek, take our maternity virtual tour.

Ascension Seton Northwest offers minimally invasive options for almost every gynecological condition, including hysterectomy, fibroids, endometriosis and pelvic pain. Our expert group of independent physicians performs advanced laparoscopic procedures for the treatment of these conditions in the high-quality care environment of Ascension Seton Northwest.

From preventive screening mammograms to diagnostic ultrasounds, we have all the tools necessary to locate and identify breast irregularities. We are Austin’s only provider of upright stereotactic breast biopsies, which means no anesthesia or recovery from surgery. The MRI at Ascension Seton Northwest significantly enhances breast health services. The MRI is complemented with a breast coil for breast MRI exams and MRI-guided breast biopsies.

Surgery Department

Ascension Seton Northwest surgical services combine state-of-the-art equipment with the compassionate, personalized care we’ve become known for. Every one of the 8,000 patients who comes to Ascension Seton Northwest for surgery each year is treated as an individual with a focus on the whole person – mind, body and spirit.

Ascension Seton Northwest’s operating rooms are home to some of the top surgeons in Central Texas. They perform a full range of surgical procedures, including outpatient laporoscopic hernia repairs, total joint replacements, eye surgery, minimally invasive gynecological surgery and more.

For more information, visit preparing for surgery at Ascension Seton Northwest.

Cardiovascular Services

From risk assessment and diagnosis to rehabilitation and ongoing management, Ascension Seton Northwest offers the expertise and technology to care for a variety of cardiovascular problems, including emergency care. And as a member of the Ascension Seton Family of Hospitals, Ascension Seton Northwest is part of an extensive healthcare network comprised of skilled specialists and some of the most advanced hospitals in Central Texas, including Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin, the only hospital in Central Texas performing heart transplants, and University Medical Center Brackenridge, site of the region’s most advanced Trauma Center.


Ascension Seton Northwest offers a wide range of diagnostic tests for inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients. The Imaging Department provides X-rays, mammograms (including online scheduling of screening mammograms), ultrasound, CT scans (including Heart Healthy CT and Lung Healthy CT), nuclear medicine and echocardiograms. And we now offer an MRI system that has a larger opening for claustrophobic and obese patients while providing the ability to capture high-quality diagnostic images.

Rehabilitation Services

The Rehabilitation Services Department provides a variety of services for inpatients and outpatients ranging in age from children to the very elderly. An evaluation of the patient is completed prior to therapy being administered. An individualized treatment plan is developed taking into account the patient’s, family’s physician’s and therapist’s goals. Rehabilitation Services offers physical therapy, wound care, and occupational therapy as well as an outpatient neuro program. In addition, the Sports Medicine and Hand Therapy Clinic, one of Central Texas’ premier physical therapy clinics, is designed specifically to treat and help prevent sports injuries through a variety of different rehab services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, hand therapy and aquatic therapy.


Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, the Ascension Seton Northwest Laboratory is a College of American Pathologist accredited laboratory. Services include Blood Bank, Hematology, Urinalysis, Coagulation, Clinical Chemistry and Pathology. The Lab main number is (512) 324-6005.

Case Management/Social Services

You are assigned a case manager and social worker when you are admitted to the hospital. Your case manager is responsible for ensuring that each day of your hospitalization is covered by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, your case manager and/or social worker will work with Ascension Seton Northwest’s financial counselors to assist you in obtaining alternative financial resources. In addition, your case manager will work with you, your physician and your treatment team to ensure that you have an appropriate and safe discharge plan.

Your social worker may also provide supportive counseling to you and coordination of your care and discharge plans with your family, friends or caregivers. If you do not know who your social worker or case manager is and you need to talk to one of them, you can ask your nurse to contact them or call one of the numbers below:

Case Management – (512) 324-6946
Social Services – (512) 324-6485