Emergency Department

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

When a medical emergency occurs, seconds count. Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare have you covered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are staffed around the clock by board-certified adult and pediatric-trained emergency medicine physicians, and are equipped to handle some of the most serious medical emergencies. Our facilities and technology allow our providers to make fast and accurate diagnoses, and provide prompt treatment and life-saving care in a calm and compassionate setting.

Our emergency services exceed all state and national best practice averages relating to emergency care for heart attack and congestive heart failure, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Noted for its excellence in emergency medicine, Christian Hospital operates one of the busiest emergency departments in the state, yet each patient receives timely and attentive care. All of our doctors and nurses are sensitive to the diverse populations we serve, and are attuned to the unique needs and fears these patients can bring to the Emergency Department.

Your Visit

Whether you've been to an emergency department before or not, we want to make you as comfortable as possible while keeping you informed about all aspects of your care. Your visit may take some time, so we ask for your understanding -- we will take care of you as quickly as possible.
What to expect during your visit:

Triage: Nurses assess the patient's injury or illness
  • Patients with the most urgent, life-threatening medical conditions are treated immediately
  • Patients with less severe conditions may be asked to visit the family lounge until the next treatment room is available
  • Patients with minor ailments are treated in our Northeast Express from 9 a.m.-1 a.m.
    and in our Northwest Express from 9 a.m.-1 a.m. 
    Northeast Express 
    11133 Dunn Road, 
    St. Louis, Missouri 63136
    9 a.m.-1 a.m. 
    Seven days a week

    Northwest Express 
    1225 Graham Road, 
    Florissant, Missouri 63031
    9 a.m.-1 a.m.
    Seven days a week

Treatment: An emergency physician begins treatment

  • Patients might need an EKG, lab tests, X-rays or other procedures
  • Patients might receive medications
  • Patients might require a consultation by a specialist physician

Final Steps: Patients are either discharged or admitted

  • Patients might be discharged to return home with instructions to visit our Discharge Window to process paperwork prior to leaving
  • Patients might be admitted to the hospital for further care
  • Patients will receive important information and education counseling about their discharge or admission; if discharged, the patient will receive a referral for follow-up care from their primary care physician or a community clinic

Healing Environment

We know visiting the emergency department can be stressful, so we make every effort to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. Our family lounge features a television and vending machines.

Our Promise

You will receive the best treatment while in our care. If there is anything we can do to make your experience more positive, please do not hesitate to talk to one of the emergency department staff.