Barstow Community Hospital, a 56-bed, acute- care hospital, provides medical services for the City of Barstow and its surrounding areas. Barstow Community Hospital prides itself on having friendly, qualified physicians, nurses and staff available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to its emergency room, the hospital has inpatient and outpatient services, a critical care unit, laboratory services, radiology department, respiratory care and a pharmacy.
Close to home, the hospital is more than a place where people visit in times of emergency and crisis. Several hospital programs, including “Healthy Woman” and “Senior Circle,” encourage residents to take a proactive stance when it comes to their health. Preventive medicine is key and Barstow Hospital wants to help educate individuals and families on the best way to take care of themselves for a long, healthy and active life.
The hospital offers a free monthly community health fair, except for January and December. These fairs provide a variety of screenings including blood pressure, height/weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Information is also available on how to lower cholesterol levels, quit smoking, nutrition, stroke prevention and durable powers of attorney.
The hospital provides many other services as well, including: Kids Care Fair, where children from two months of age to 18 years of age can receive free immunizations, basic health screenings and information from approximately 25 local organizations that provide resources for children and families; childbirth and breastfeeding classes; breastfeeding support group; a Tiny Toes maternity club for expectant women; and a diabetic support group.
The simple fact of the matter is: Barstow Community Hospital is available to fulfill the health and medical needs of the whole family. The staff aims to not only meet, but to exceed the expectations of both its patients and visitors.
Approximately 60 physician/surgeons, 19 dentists, four optometrists and six chiropractors are available throughout Barstow to serve the medical needs of the entire family. Additionally, the city is home to one convalescent hospital, a 400-bed residential veterans home and an ambulance service.