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

Emergency Department at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Experts in Emergency Care

"We know emergencies are stressful. Trust the healthcare team at Barton Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department to ease the stress of a medical emergency."

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

Barton Memorial Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the state of California. Our Emergency Department has 12 beds and the patient volume seen is 19,500 per year. The hospital has 71 beds, which includes an 8 bed ICU.

Barton Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department specializes in providing an array of emergency care. As the only facility in the South Lake Tahoe providing care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care when you need it the most.


Our Services

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

  • Acute chest pain
  • Acute respiratory distress
  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Minor trauma
  • Stabilization and transport of major trauma
  • Post-op infections/complications
  • Renal Calculi (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
  • Broken bones/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.)

Emergency Department Brochure

Level III Trauma Center

On January 27, 2015 El Dorado County designated Barton Memorial Hospital a verified Level III trauma center. Level III 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). All trauma designations require consultation and verification visits, education requirements, and a certification procedure. The facility designation is then certified by a local authorized entity.

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


Read more about Barton Memorial Hospital's designation as a Level III trauma center.

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.

Our Physicians

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.

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

  • Emergency Department, 2170 South Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • 530.541.3420 | 530.543.5890 | 530.541.6374