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Emergency Care

Kansas City ER

Research Medical Center provides greater Kansas City with two conveniently located emergency care facilities. Our 24-hour care is available within the main campus and out of a freestanding ER of Brookside. We offer expert care to patients of all ages, and our board certified physicians and specially trained support staff are available day or night. In addition, our facilities provide a range of treatment for patients more serious conditions, including:

  • A Level I Trauma Center with multiple ER ambulance bays and two helicopter landing pads
  • TCD Level I Stroke Center and Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Emergency and Scheduled Concussion and TIA Evaluation
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center with STEMI
  • Dedicated Acute Burn Center
  • 24-hour orthopedic, spine and hand trauma
  • Dedicated Obstetrics Emergency Room
  • Level III NICU and High Risk OB Specialists
  • Acute Psychological and Behavioral Health Services
  • Dedicated critical care and ICU units with board certified physicians
  • Top-tier Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Whether you are experiencing a minor emergency or a life-threatening situation, we can provide the emergency care you need.

Top Symptoms Requiring ER Visits

  • Head injury or other major trauma
  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Life-threatening conditions
  • Loss of consciousness
  • One-sided weakness or numbness
  • Open fractures
  • Severe bleeding
  • Signs of heart attack/chest pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Uncontrolled pain or bleeding

Symptom not listed? View the most searched diseases and conditions.

ER Locations

ER for Children

Research Medical Center offers 24-hour emergency services, the latest technology and a caring staff. Our two pediatric-ready emergency rooms are prepared for your little one's mishaps. In fact, HCA Midwest Health emergency rooms in the Kansas City metro beat the national average for pediatric ER readiness and treat nearly 25,000 kids each year.

Kids ER Locations

ER or Urgent Care?

How do you know when a medical condition is serious enough to go to the emergency room? This helpful guide explains the symptoms and conditions that are urgent enough to visit the ER, an Urgent Care, a Walk-in Clinic, or a Doctor's Office. The guidelines can help you decide which healthcare provider makes the most sense for your medical needs, and your budget.

ER or Urgent Care Helpful Guide

Fastest Average ER Wait Times

HCA Midwest Health hospitals offer the shortest wait times in the Kansas City area. In fact, our average ER wait times are consistently faster than local and national averages. Plus, we treat more emergencies than any other healthcare system in the region.

2015 Averages

Source: Hospital Compare, Jan. 1, 2015 – Dec. 31, 2015

3
  Research Medical Center
4
  Lafayette Regional Health Center
4
  Overland Park Regional Medical Center
5
  Belton Regional Medical Center
5
  Lee’s Summit Medical Center
5
  Menorah Medical Center
6
  Centerpoint Medical Center
27 Min
  Kansas City Area Average
22 Min
  National Average

Need Health Advice?

Need help navigating the healthcare system? Good health is important to everyone. And our Healthcare Center is just the tool you need to make better informed decisions about your own care and coverage.

Nurses On-Call: For health information and advice from registered nurses who are available 24/7, call (816) 276-6405.

If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911.