Emergency Department Services

Ruby Memorial Hospital‘s Emergency Department provides superior care for ill and injured children who require immediate attention for life-threatening situations.

Our physicians are experienced, highly trained, and board-certified in pediatric emergency medicine or emergency medicine.

We treat pediatric medical, surgical, and trauma conditions that may include:

  • Acute medical problems, such as:
    • allergic reactions
    • dehydration
    • difficulty breathing
    • high or persistent fevers
    • infections
    • seizures
    • poisoning or overdose
    • dog bites
  • Complications of chronic illnesses that require immediate attention, such as:
    • asthma
    • diabetes
  • Major injuries:
    • conditions resulting from motor vehicle crashes or falls
    • head injuries
  • Major injuries are treated in the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center

Note: Patients with non-life-threatening conditions should visit WVU Urgent Care, located on Van Voorhis Road, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wait times in the Emergency Department will be considerably longer for conditions that do not require emergency, life-saving care.