SSM Emergency Care  

Our Emergency Services team is available 24 hours a day to treat patients of all ages. To contact our Emergency Services department, call 636-496-2100.

Upon your arrival
A licensed medical provider will greet you upon your arrival and evaluate your chief complaint and vital signs. Only highly skilled licensed medical providers staff our front Emergency desk. The first person to greet you is always a licensed medical provider – 24/7.

Patients who are emergent (heart attacks, strokes) will be taken to the treatment room immediately. Less critical patients will be seen in the order of arrival time.

At St. Clare, there is advanced diagnostic equipment dedicated solely to emergency patients to minimize wait times.

Specialized capabilities
Cardiac emergency care – With our advanced cardiac catheterization labs, professional surgery and critical care staff, along with some of the area’s top cardiac physicians, we are prepared to handle heart problems of any type.

Stroke care – As a Primary Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission, St. Clare offers the most comprehensive, highest standard of care for stroke patients. Studies have shown that patients treated in stroke units are more likely to be alive, independent and living at home one year after their stroke. Stroke centers provide a group of medical professionals who specialize in stroke, work together to diagnose, treat and provide early rehabilitation to stroke patients.  All SSM hospitals have achieved the American Stroke Association’s “Get With the Guidelines” status and are well equipped to administer tPA (clot-busting drug) to appropriate stroke patients.

As a hub for the SSM Neurosciences Institute, St. Clare is home to a talented team of neurosurgeons and a state-of-the-art Biplane Angiography Suite, providing greatly expanded treatment options for stroke, aneurysm and other life-threatening neurovascular conditions.

Pediatric emergency care Pediatric emergency specialists from SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center are on-site 24/7 at St. Clare Health Center. Cardinal Glennon pediatricians support our Emergency staff. From fractures and cuts to head injuries and respiratory problems, St. Clare Health Center offers special expertise in pediatric emergency care that’s close to home.