Emergency Medicine Services 
Saint Louis University Hospital is one of the region’s leaders in trauma and emergency medicine. As a Level One Trauma Center for Missouri and Illinois, the hospital sees the most critical and severely injured emergency patients.

SLU Hospital’s trauma and emergency medicine services go hand-in-hand. In fact, the front door of the trauma center is the hospital’s Emergency Department, which treats more than 100 emergency cases every day and approximately 30,000 cases every year. The hospital also treats more than 2,300 major trauma cases every year.

Staffed by SLUCare physicians who are board-certified in emergency medicine and/or internal medicine, the Emergency Department has 24 dedicated treatment areas and three trauma rooms. Emergency patients are admitted to the hospital via ambulance, helicopter or walking in.

For walk-in patients, SLU Hospital now offers a special online feature that allows patients to check-in prior to arriving at the Emergency Department. By answering a few basic questions, patients can check-in for their projected treatment time and avoid an extensive waiting period in the waiting room. To check-in to the Emergency Department prior to your arrival, click here.

SLU Hospital’s Emergency Medicine services extend beyond the hospital’s walls and well into the community through its support of first responders, community organizations, the St. Louis City Police Department and the St. Louis City Fire Department. For example, SLU Hospital’s extensive experience in forensic nursing led to a partnership with the YWCA, where both organizations regularly provide training programs for all sexual assault nurses in the region.

Additionally, the hospital produces and distributes Emergency Perspectives, an informative newsletter that’s written specifically for first responders in the region. SLU Hospital’s Emergency Department also hosts an annual outdoor barbecue event for all EMS providers in the area. It’s a chance to thank these first responders and recognize them for their hard work and dedication.

To contact the Emergency Department directly, please call (314) 577-8777.