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Medical Services

Emergency Care

Why go to Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Emergency Department?

From small emergencies to more urgent situations, the Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital emergency department is the place to go. Conveniently located in Creve Coeur, you will be seen by Washington University emergency medicine physicians and highly trained, compassionate nurses and emergency staff in just the right size setting.

Without the wait. Without the hassles. Without the drive.

And should you require it, you have immediate access to the full breadth of services of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a national leader in medicine.

Washington University Physicians

Our emergency department is staffed only by Washington University physicians who have been specifically trained in emergency medicine. We’ll also contact your personal physician regarding any follow-up care you may need and, if necessary, refer you to a nationally recognized specialist for further treatment.

Outstanding Care

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.

Easy Access

The Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital emergency department is personal, conveniently close to home – and 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
  • Fevers
  • 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.

Emergency Care at BJWCH

You can get Barnes-Jewish Care at just the right location in Creve Coeur. Here you'll get experienced Washington University emergency medicine physicians, nurses and emergency staff. Without the wait. Without the hassles. Without the drive.