If you or your child need urgent medical care, please go immediately to your nearest Emergency Room. If you are unable to get to the closest hospital yourself, call 911 right away. Otherwise, you may want to talk with your doctor before going to the Emergency Room or visit your nearest urgent care clinic.
The Emergency Department at Berkeley Medical Center specializes in providing around-the-clock emergency care for patients experiencing serious injuries or illnesses. Our physicians, nurses, and technicians work together to improve the lives of each patient we serve through excellence in patient care, research and education. If we can ever do anything to help make your visit more comfortable, please don’t hesitate to ask our staff for assistance.
Conditions We Treat
Our emergency medicine physicians and providers are equipped to treat a wide range of medical, surgical and trauma conditions that may include:
- Acute medical problems, such as:
- Severe allergic reactions
- Broken bones and dislocated joints
- Serious burns or wounds
- Chest pain or difficulty breathing
- Severe cold or flu symptoms
- High or persistent fevers
- Poisoning or overdose of drug or alcohol
- Suicidal thoughts
- Complications of chronic illnesses requiring immediate attention, such as:
- Major injuries:
- Conditions resulting from motor vehicle accidents or falls
- Head injuries
Critical injuries are treated at the Berkeley Medical Center Trauma Center. Berkeley Medical Center is nationally verified by the American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma, as a Level III Trauma Center. It is one of only three State designated Level III Trauma Centers in West Virginia.
Berkeley Medical Center has also been awarded the bronze standard – Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) by The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). As an accredited Level 3 emergency department, Berkeley Medical Center incorporates GEDA best practices, offers inter-disciplinary geriatric education and provides access to geriatric appropriate equipment and supplies.