The emergency departments at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital are both Level 1 Trauma Centers.

Level 1 is the highest level of trauma care available. Level I trauma centers offer 24-hour in-house coverage by general surgeons and prompt availability of care from specialists in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine and critical care.

Emergency Medicine also staffs the Medical Toxicology and Addiction Medicine Clinic. Please call 314-747-3200 for more information.

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital Emergency Department

Patients are treated by board-certified Washington University physicians who are trained to handle all urgent and emergency problems, including brain injury, stroke, heart attack, chest pains, burns and poisoning.

The Level 1 Trauma Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a major center for the treatment of heart attack and a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Washington University physicians continue to lead research in the treatment of these disorders.

We are open 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

St. Louis Children’s Emergency Department

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric trauma center in Missouri and Illinois to be verified nationally by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. This means that St. Louis Children’s Hospital has the highest level of resources, specialists and programs available to treat your child.

Washington University physicians also provide emergency services at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.