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BARTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL in South Lake Tahoe is just one component of Barton Health's services. Courtesy photo

Medical Guide 2012

Take health to new heights with Barton Health

By From page MED13 | September 28, 2012

Whether it is summer or winter, the Lake Tahoe region is a sports lover’s paradise. The region offers some of the world’s most beautiful settings for mountain biking, horseback riding, kayaking, trail running, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and much more.

With so much activity going on, accidents are bound to happen from to time. That’s why Barton Health is there to address the medical needs of residents and visitors to the Tahoe region.

Barton Memorial Hospital was established in 1963. Today, Barton Health offers a comprehensive group of health care facilities, providing quality and convenient acute care, urgent care, ski clinics, family practice, internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, medical imaging, rehabilitation, sports medicine and more.

Orthopedic Care

Barton Health includes that Tahoe Center for Orthopedics. Its comprehensive Sports Medicine program is tailored to meet the goals of all types — professional athletes, weekend warriors or outdoor enthusiasts.

Barton Health’s dedication to keeping the athletic community healthy and active is evidenced by the comprehensive nature of its programming. Specialized assessment and treatment are provided for sports-related injuries, including strain muscle groups, bones (stress fractures, shin splints), and tendons and ligaments. Pain management is also addressed. Experts are specialized in sports medicine, hand and upper extremity, joint reconstruction and total joint replacement, spine, trauma, foot and ankle, and rehabilitation. Visit for more information on these resources.

Urgent Care

If you experience an injury or illness for which you would normally seek treatment from your own private physician but are too far away, then it is appropriate to use urgent care. Urgent Care is suitable for all minor injuries or illnesses that are not life threatening. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding some holidays. Barton Urgent Care is located at the Stateline Medical Center, 155 Hwy. 50 in Stateline, Nev. The phone number for Urgent Care is 775-589-8900.

Emergency Care

Barton Memorial Hospital’s emergency department is open 24/7 for all medical emergencies. It is located at 2170 South Avenue in South Lake Tahoe. Emergency services are for sudden and serious injuries or illnesses. Remember, if you have a condition requiring emergency care, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department. The number for the emergency department is 530-541-3420.

For full details on all of Barton Health’s medical services and programs to keep you active, visit And take your health to new heights.

Susan Laird

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