You Are In Good HandsWe know emergency situations can be stressful, but at Baton Rouge General you are in good hands. We work to deliver the best quality care and are dedicated to going above and beyond for our patients and our community. With the latest in lifesaving technology, we are equipped to handle a variety of emergency and critical care situations for adults, seniors and children.
Team members across the hospital work with the Emergency Room (ER) every day to improve the speed and quality care our patients receive. With two convenient locations, Mid City and Bluebonnet, high quality care is always nearby.
Check out our live online ER wait times from your computer or smartphone before you even walk through our door. Visit brgeneral.org today from your smartphone and download the wait times app, you never know when you might need it.
*The times listed are approximate and for informational purposes only. Each listed wait time is queried in real-time by averaging wait times from the previous four hours in the waiting room at that location. The times measure the time it takes from the moment the patient arrives to the moment they see a caregiver. Because new patients arrive frequently, your personal experience may vary significantly from the posted times.
For life-threatening emergencies, patients are seen immediately and wait times do not apply.
- Touch-screen game kiosks loaded with fun, easy-to-learn games
- Bright, colorful scenery carpet
- Soft interactive toy sculptures to climb, crawl or sit on
The Seniors ER is staffed with a highly skilled team of medical professionals specializing in geriatric care and trained in administering screenings and assessments to identify patients who may need additional assistance or resources outside of the hospital. Our team includes physicians specializing in geriatrics, emergency medicine, and palliative care; nurses trained in geriatric emergency care; and therapists, pharmacists and social workers who have received sensitivity training allowing us to become a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) designated hospital in 2012-2013.
Seniors ER is a place for families and caregivers to find information and guidance related to senior care whether at home, in assisted living or nursing home facilities and during hospital stays. During your ER visit, we answer all your questions but some issues may arise once you arrive home. Our Meet Mary column is designed specifically for this purpose. Please click here to ask her your questions.