ER Wait Times
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1.
How We Calculate ER Wait Times
St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s ER wait times reflect the time from check-in to care being initiated by a physician or nurse practitioner. Estimated wait times are updated every five minutes and are based on a one-hour rolling average, the average wait of patients seen in the previous hour.
Upon arrival, patients are evaluated and the priority of their condition is established. We provide care to the most critical cases first. Patients are not brought back to the treatment area based on time of arrival alone.
ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only.
Note: "Average wait" refers to the median waiting time (the midpoint of all patients' waiting times).