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Preparing for Your Stay

Before you even set foot in the hospital, we want you to feel supported. Whether you’re having surgery or being admitted to Barnes-Jewish West County for other reasons, you want to know what to expect. Our team is here to help ensure you have everything you need before your stay. 

How Do I Prepare to Stay at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital?

To help you plan for your upcoming stay, here are some need-to-know details:

Where to Go

Since the campus has several buildings and there is currently construction at the hospital, it’s important to get your bearings before arriving. See a campus map and get parking information on the Location and Directions page. 

Who to Bring

Be sure to have a dedicated friend or family member escort you to and from the hospital. And you might want to let your support system know that they can visit you any time. See our visitation times and visitor guidelines  for details to share with them. 

What to Bring 

From personal items to insurance information, you’ll find a detailed packing list of What to Bring.  


Learn where to check in at the hospital and what items or paperwork you’ll need bring in How to Register

Inpatient Rooms and Amenities

We know that comfort plays an important role in your recovery. To help make your stay as pleasant as possible, the rooms have been designed with several amenities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Heating and cooling you control
  • A television
  • Comfortable furniture and flooring to reduce noise
  • Softer lighting for a healing environment

Having Surgery?

If you’re having surgery, be sure to review the important preoperative steps you need to follow on our Patients Having Surgery page.

Have Questions About How to Prepare for Your Visit Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital? 

Call your surgeon’s office or the hospital operator at 314.996.8000 so we can assist you.


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