UC Health Trauma Care

The Region’s Highest Level of Trauma Care

When life is at stake — from a fall, motor vehicle crash or other traumatic injury — the Trauma team of UC Health snaps into action with the fastest and most extensive critical care in the region.

We are the region’s only verified Adult Level I Trauma Center. That means the right mix of specialists and medical resources the patient needs is available at a moment’s notice. The team is already here at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center 24/7 — not “on their way” — which gives our patients the best chance of survival. The Level III Trauma Center team at West Chester Hospital extends our ability to deliver life-saving care. They serve our northern Cincinnati community with the same physicians that serve University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s Level I Trauma Center.

Reaching the Community

Trauma is a leading cause of death for people under the age of 44. If it touches you or a loved one, our quick and comprehensive care can prevent the loss of life or limb. You benefit from the full spectrum of trauma services — from the pre-hospital phase when we coordinate with emergency responders at the scene, through the rehabilitation process, as patients adjust to limits caused by injury and are on the road to return to normal functioning.

We also study how injuries happen, to find ways to prevent them. We use that information to develop prevention and outreach programs that encourage smart actions and safe behaviors that will keep your loved ones out of harm’s way.



  • Trauma Hotline

    The UC Health Trauma Hotline can be reached at (513) 584-6048.