New Orleans Emergency Services

Emergency room in Marrero

West Jefferson Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center as well as a designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.. Our state-of-the-art facility was designed to provide immediate, high quality care to patients in need of serious medical care. The department is staffed with board certified emergency medicine doctors, physician assistants, and highly trained nurses.

The Children’s Hospital of New Orleans (CHNOLA) has also established a pediatric emergency department inside WJMC located a few steps away from the primary Emergency Department.

Do not waste any time getting to the hospital when you have a true medical emergency, but if there is time to prepare before your arrival, bringing the following items can be helpful:

  • A photo ID
  • Health insurance card
  • List of prescription medications and dosages the patient currently takes
  • List of medication allergies
  • Any relevant medical records you have on hand
  • Contact information for your regular care providers

Triage escalation

In order to ensure patients with the greatest need receive care as quickly as possible, all ER patients undergo an initial “triage” evaluation. During this evaluation, the patient’s need for immediate medical care is assessed so that we can promptly attend to the sickest patients. This also helps us keep wait times as short as possible.

Arrival & parking

As you approach the West Jefferson, you will see signs that say emergency in red and white directing you to the Emergency Room. Please note that the entrance to the Emergency Room is located to the left of the main entrance of the hospital.

You may leave your car for a limited time in the emergency drop off parking location. FREE parking is available 24 hours a day/ seven days a week in the hospital’s main parking lot across from the main entrance of West Jefferson.

Click here or call 504.347.5511 for more information about our emergency services.