Our Emergency Department features:
3 emergency examination rooms
1 observation rooms
3 Inpatient rooms
Visit Black River Medical Center’s Emergency Department for:
Broken bones Lacerations Respiratory problems
Musculoskeletal injuries Chest pain Dizziness
Stomach pain Back pain Sore throat
Dehydration Ear ache Allergic reactions
Simple Pneumonia Fevers Shortness of breath
Head pain Nausea Vomiting
There are many illnesses and symptoms that require a visit to our Emergency Room. Those listed above are just a few. If you truly feel you are in need of care do not hesitate to visit the ER 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS, CALL 911
- Chest pain
- Acute respiratory distress
- 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.
For questions regarding our emergency department, please contact:
Chris Pinderski, MD
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine
Director of Emergency Department
Black River Medical Center