Central West End: Patient and Visitor Information


If you are visiting us at the Center for Advanced Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital, or Shriners Hospitals for Children - St. Louis, then you will be visiting the Washington University Medical Campus.

The neighborhood surrounding the Washington University Medical Center is called the Central West End, a quaint neighborhood of St. Louis. Boosting cultural diversity, historical architecture, pedestrian and bike-friendly streets, and an abundance of dining options, it is a great place to stay during your visit. Click here for additional information on the Central West End.

Hotels and Lodging Information

Many hotels across the St. Louis area offer a discount for patients of Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital. Click here for a comprehensive hotel guide.

Please feel free to visit the Barnes-Jewish Hospital website or the St. Louis Children's website for additional guest services information.

 Long-term Lodging Accommodations

RV Parking
There are electric-only hook-ups at no charge for RVs on the Barnes-Jewish Hospital campus. For a list of other local RV parking areas, call call 314-362-5194 or email us at [email protected].


Although the streets of the Central West End are walkable, other transportation options are available to get you to and from our offices and around the St. Louis area. 

Shuttle Service for Patients
For patients navigating the Washington University Medical Center campus, there is a FREE shuttle service provided to take patients to any of our medical facilities, and hospital-affiliated lodging. Click here for more information.

Public Transportation

Taxis and Uber

Rental Cars


There are a variety of restaurants within close proximity to the Washington University Medical School Campus, including Panera Bread and Applebee's. Many other options ranging from quick and inexpensive to a more formal dining experience are available within the Central West End Neighborhood and other areas of St. Louis.

Local Attractions

Parks and Family Activities
Less than a block away from the Washington University Medical Center, you can find Forest Park. One of the most beautiful urban parks in the heart of St. Louis, the park also includes the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Science Center and the Muny, many of which have free admission.



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