Orthopedic Injury Clinic Frequently Asked Questions
*Please note that the Orthopedic Injury Clinic in South County and Chesterfield will be closed on Christmas Eve (12/24/2018), Christmas Day (12/25/2018), New Year's Eve (12/31/2018), and New Year's Day (1/1/2019).
Where is the Orthopedic Injury Clinic?
The Washington University Orthopedic Injury Clinic is located in West County and South County.
Where can I park?
Parking is free of charge on the surface lots at both the West County and South County Orthopedic Injury Clinic locations.
What are the hours?
There is no appointment necessary to visit the Orthopedic Injury Clinic. To view hours by location, click here.
Who should go to the Orthopedic Injury Clinic?
The Orthopedic Injury Clinic sees patients ages 5 and older. Our extended hours benefit little leaguers, working moms and weekend warriors. If you have an orthopedic issue, such as a sprain, strain, or fracture, or an orthopedic pain that just won't go away, we are here to help you.
Should I go to the Orthopedic Injury Clinic to be evaluated if I think I have a concussion?
While our practice does specialize in concussions, we are unable to evaluate patients with concussions at our Orthopedic Injury Clinic. If you suspect that you have a concussion, we advise that you call to schedule an appointment with a sports medicine specialist by calling 314-514-3500. Please keep in mind that the Orthopedic Injury Clinic is not an emergency care provider or a substitute for emergency care. If there is any indication that you've suffered a serious or life-threatening injury, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.
How much will it cost me to visit the Injury Clinic?
The co-payment at the Orthopedic Injury Clinic is the same as a specialty physician office visit. This is a less expensive option than a trip to the emergency room. While Washington University participates with most medical plans, please call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify your coverage. Click here to see a listing of accepted insurance plans.
Why should I come to the Injury Clinic vs. an Urgent Care Center or Emergency Room?
Save time. A typical visit to the Orthopedic Injury Clinic will be much quicker than a visit to the emergency room or urgent care center. If casting, splinting or imaging is required, we can take care of it during your appointment.
See a specialist. You will be seen by an orthopedic specialist at a state-of-the-art orthopedic facility. If follow up care is required, it will be scheduled before you leave the clinic. No need to call around the next day to find someone to see you at a specialty physician office visit.
Save money. The co-payment at the Orthopedic Injury Clinic is the same as a specialty physician office visit. This is a less expensive option than a trip to the emergency room.
What can I do to prepare for my visit?
In an effort to minimize wait time and to expedite your visit, please fill out your patient forms in advance and present them at check-in.