Easy To Access. Perfect For An Emergency
Choose the emergency department at Barnes-Jewish West County Hopsital. Located at Olive and Mason in Creve Coeur, our emergency department is conveniently close to home. It’s easy to find and has short wait times, which is exactly what you need in an emergency.
Washington University Physicians
World-class Washington University emergency medicine physicians are here around the clock to provide expert care. We’ll also contact your personal physician regarding any follow-up care you may need.
From the moment you walk through our doors, until you are discharged, you will be in skilled, compassionate hands. Our physicians, nurses and staff bring a personal warmth and friendliness exceeded by none, and have access to the latest technologies that help speed diagnosis and treatment.
The Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital emergency department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our wait times are often shorter than you expect; frequently even patients without severe emergencies are seen within minutes of their arrival.
Most Common Reasons to Visit the Emergency Room
- Broken bones
- Head pain
- Minor injuries
- Stomach pain
For the following symptoms, call 911:
- Chest pain
- Breathing (respiratory) problems
- Stroke – A stroke usually happens suddenly but may occur over hours.
Symptoms of a stroke include:
- Sudden numbness, tingling, weakness or loss of movement in your face, arm or leg, especially on only one side of your body.
- Sudden vision changes.
- Sudden trouble speaking.
- Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements.
- Sudden problems with walking or balance.
- A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches.
The number for poison control is 1-800-222-1222. More than three-fourths of poison exposure calls that poison centers take can be treated at home. They are staffed by nurses, pharmacists, toxicologists and other specialists in poisons and toxins who are nationally certified as specialists in poison information.
Poison centers are confidential, free, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and can communicate with callers in more than 150 languages. If you are unable to get the help you need from the poison center, come to the Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital emergency department.