If you or your child needs 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 WVU Medicine Center for Emergency Medicine at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital is the “front door” for sick and injured patients from across our region, both pediatric and adult.

Our emergency department specializes in providing emergency care for any serious injury or illness you may experience. Our physicians, nurses, and technicians bring together expertise and training in practices and methods that will guide you through the emergency department experience and provide the highest level of care available.

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:
    • Broken bones and dislocated joints
    • Chest pain or difficulty breathing
    • High or persistent fevers
    • Infections
    • Poisoning or overdose of drug or alcohol
    • Seizures
    • Serious burns or wounds
    • Severe allergic reactions
    • Severe cold or flu symptoms
    • Stroke
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Traumatic injuries from sexual or domestic violence
  • Complications of chronic illnesses requiring immediate attention, such as:
    • Asthma
    • Diabetes
  • Major injuries:
    • Conditions resulting from motor vehicle accidents or falls
    • Head injuries

Extremely serious injuries are treated at the WVU Medicine Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, the area’s only Level 1 trauma center. The Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center offers the highest level of medical and surgical care for life-threatening injuries to patients transported to Morgantown from across West Virginia and our region.

If you have any questions about parking when you arrive, please ask a security officer for assistance. There is also a freestanding parking garage located to the rear of the hospital, adjacent to the Emergency Department.

The “WVU Medicine” wayfinding app is available to help our visitors navigate J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital and WVU Medicine Children’s. The app is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play store.

Telemedicine Locations

WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital provides emergency department telemedicine services, including tele-stroke, tele-psychiatry and tele-case management, to the following facilities:

From these local emergency departments, patients are connected to a WVU Medicine specialist using special audio and video equipment. Telemedicine allows two-way, real time interactive communication and more specialized care that may not otherwise be available in smaller communities.