North County Healthcare


North County is home to Christian Hospital and SSM DePaul Health Center, who have established themselves as award-winning health providers for North County and greater St. Louis. There is also a large selection of other primary health providers in addition to these two hospitals. The area’s major health providers have the highest quality staff and facilities that are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. SSM Health Care operates DePaul Health Center and is distinguished as the oldest hospital west of the Mississippi River, winning the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. Christian Hospital is noted for being ranked near the top in Missouri for overall quality of care. Overall North county providers are noted for a high quality of services in cardiothoracic surgery, oncology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, orthopedic medicine, urology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, and radiology.

There are also many Urgent Care and other healthcare options available to residents of the North County area. These include Betty Jean Kerr’s Peoples health center, offering high quality service to those underserved within the community and Northwest Healthcare that provides 24 hour emergency care for residents as well as a variety of other outpatient options.


SSM DePaul Health Center

SSMDePaulSSM DePaul Health Center is a 476-bed, full-service Catholic hospital and a member of SSM Health Care- St. Louis, founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary. Opened in 1828, SSM DePaul was the first hospital west of the Mississippi River and remains the oldest continuously existing business in St. Louis. Today SSM DePaul offers the only Level II Trauma Center in North St. Louis County and serves patients from across the St. Louis metropolitan area. SSM DePaul offers a wide range of comprehensive medical care. We have all private rooms in a convenient, central location at the busy intersection of I-270 and I-70. We offer the most advanced technology and procedures available including minimally invasive heart, spine, knee, hip and weight loss surgery.

DePaul Health Center Information:
  • Admissions: 21,203 per year
  • Beds: 476
  • Employees: 2,347
  • Emergency Department Visits: 64,494 per year
  • Physicians: 648
  • Surgeries: 10,545 per year




Christian Hospital

In August 1903 the doors were opened to patients, and Christian Hospital took its first step toward a remarkable history. Since that time, there have been many medical break-throughs — yet one constant has remained — Christian Hospital’s commitment to continue providing needed medical services to the community. Today, Christian Hospital is noted as a leader among hospitals in the St. Louis region. In particular, for its excellence in heart services and lifesaving cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, cancer treatment, radiology, urology, pulmonology and radiation oncology. Christian Hospital has more than 600 physicians on staff and a diverse workforce of more than 2,500 health care professionals dedicated to providing the absolute best care with the latest technology and medical advances to North County.

Christian Hospital Information:
  • Admissions: 15,672 per year
  • Beds: 460
  • Employees: 2,122
  • Emergency Department Visits: 112,177 per year
  • Physicians: 433
  • Surgical Procedures: 8,225 per year



Betty Jean Kerr’s People’s Health Centers

BettyJeanKerrPeople’s Health Centers, through its mission, provides comprehensive primary healthcare, such as pediatrics, internal medicine, ob/gyn, dental, mammaography, behavioral health, pharmacy, wic, podiatry, and laboratory services, to meet the health needs of the entire community. The Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers (PHC) provides quality health care and social services to thousands of uninsured and medically underserved people in the St. Louis Community. PHC also offers client centered cluster visits, community health education, nursing, mobile van outreach, school linked services and prevention health services.




Northwest Healthcare

Northwest HealthCare, located 6 miles west of Christian Hospital on Graham Road in Florissant, offers our community 24-hour emergency care and a variety of outpatient services and physician practices in a convenient, spa-like setting. In 2011, they doubled their emergency room capacity and now offer 28 private treatment rooms. Their lobby is designed to be a comfortable waiting spot, with an art gallery featuring works of local artists, a coffee kiosk and a lounge area with internet access


VA St. Louis Community Based Outreach Center

VAMCThe CBOC in Florissant is the local affiliate of the St. Louis VAMC which is a full-service health care facility providing inpatient and ambulatory care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation, as well as over 65 subspecialty areas. It is a two-division facility that serves veterans and their families in east central Missouri and southwestern Illinois. The John Cochran Division, named after the late Missouri congressman, is located in midtown St. Louis and has all of the medical center’s operative surgical capabilities, the ambulatory care unit, and a six-story Clinical Addition that includes surgical facilities, intensive care units, outpatient psychiatry clinics, and expanded laboratory.