University Medical Center Brackenridge Move

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
University Medical Center Brackenridge Is Moving on May 21!

Find out what you need to know about patient transfers, parking, hours and road closures as we move to our new hospital, Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.

Emergency care will remain uninterrupted during this entire transition time. Road closures will not affect access to the hospital or emergency department.

Road Closures

12 a.m., Sunday, May 21: 
  • Red River Street closes from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to the alley between HealthSouth and Brick Oven Restaurant.
  • 15th Street closes from IH-35 to Trinity Street.
 12 a.m., Monday May 22:
  • All roads reopen.

Where to Go for Care

Starting 7 a.m., Sunday, May 21:
  • The UMC Brackenridge emergency department closes, and Dell Seton emergency department opens.
  • Patients will no longer be accepted at UMC Brackenridge, and must go to Dell Seton instead.

Parking and ER Patient Drop-Off

  • To park at Dell Seton, enter the parking garage at the corner of Red River Street and 15th Street. Use the crosswalk from the parking garage to enter Dell Seton.
  • Emergency patient drop off is at the Emergency Department entrance on the southwest corner of the hospital building, 15th Street and Red River. Look for red “Emergency” signs.
  • Questions on move day? Call 512-324-7000. 

Information for Patients

If you are a patient at UMC Brackenridge on May 21, a patient care team will move you to our new hospital across the street, Dell Seton. Your safety and comfort is of the utmost importance to us. The hospital’s healthcare team has gone to great lengths to make sure that you continue to receive exceptional care before, during and after the move. No matter where you are located, all services you will need for your care will be available.

The Transfer Process: What Patients Can Expect

  • Patient transfer to Dell Seton will begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 21. This will continue throughout the day until every patient has been transferred and is settled in at the new hospital.
  • Each patient will be transferred by a team of Austin Travis County EMS providers and a health care team from UMC Brackenridge.
  • Your transfer time, as well as your future room number at Dell Seton, will be written on the careboard in your patient room at UMC Brackenridge.
  • Each patient will have a designated team of clinicians throughout the day, including during the transfer to the new hospital. This will allow one nurse to focus exclusively on each patient’s needs during the transition
  • The entire transfer will take about 1 to 2 hours for each patient, which includes preparing the patient for transfer, the ambulance ride, and settling into the new room at the new hospital.
  • Any necessary medical procedures will continue at both facilities until UMC Brackenridge is officially closed.
  • On the day of the move, you will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner whether you are at UMC Brackenridge or Dell Seton.