• 530.541.3420 | 2170 South Avenue, S. Lake Tahoe, CA

Emergency Department

Barton Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department specializes in providing an array of emergency services. As the only ER (emergency room) in South Lake Tahoe providing medical care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care when you need it the most, and as a Level III Trauma Center, patients will receive prompt assessment and care.

Barton Memorial Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the state of California. Our Emergency Department has 12 beds and sees over 19,500 patients per year. The hospital has 63 beds, which includes an 8 bed ICU (Intensive Care Unit).

In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.


Barton’s Emergency Department medical team provides treatment and care for:

  • chest pain
  • respiratory distress
  • abdominal pain
  • trauma
  • post-op infections/ complications
  • kidney stones
  • pneumonia
  • diabetic complications
  • high blood pressure crisis
  • eye, ear, nose and throat problems
  • febrile illness
  • dehydration
  • urological problems
  • laceration repair and wound care
  • fractures/ broken bones and torn ligaments
  • gynecological problems
  • psychological problems
  • animal bites
  • victims of suspected/ alleged elder, child, domestic and sexual assault
  • accidental poison and/ or overdose

This list is not all-inclusive; the above is just a sample of some of the services provided.

Level III Trauma Center

Barton Memorial Hospital is a verified Level III Trauma Center, a critical access point where patients will receive an increase in depth and speed of care. Unlike other hospital facilities, trauma centers guarantee the resources for trauma care and the immediate availability of emergency medicine physicians, surgeons, nurses, lab and x-ray technicians, and life support equipment 24-hours a day. Trauma centers must meet, at a minimum, more than 160 different essential criteria established by the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

“As a designated trauma center, we not only treat severe injuries, but we also strive to keep people out of the Emergency Department.”
 - Barton Trauma Program Coordinator




Our Physicians

Tahoe Emergency Physicians are dedicated specialists in emergency medicine.

Contact Information

Our emergency care team is here for you. We are open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • 2170 South Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Located at the rear of the hospital.)
  • 530.541.3420

In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Transportation Options

Patients requiring more advanced medical services can be assured of the highest quality of critical care transport available in the Tahoe area. This is provided for critically ill patients by helicopter transport via CalStar, which is based at the South Lake Tahoe Airport or Care Flight, which is based in Gardnerville. Stable patients requiring services not offered at Barton can also be transported via ground ambulance with certified Paramedics.

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