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Emergency Care

Wesley Emergency Care

No matter what kind of medical emergency you are experiencing, choose the Wesley EmergencyCare Network for the most comprehensive ER care in Wichita. With convenient locations in west, central and east Wichita – and soon, in Derby – our ER doctors and staff are always close by when you or a loved one needs the urgent care only a board-certified team of ER doctors can provide.

Wesley’s main campus ER, the largest in Kansas, has 42 all-private rooms and provides a full range of emergency medical services for adults and children. Experienced, board-certified physicians are on staff at all times. More than 65,000 patients from Kansas and northern Oklahoma are treated annually in our emergency rooms.

As a Level I Trauma Center, Wesley is prepared to treat all types of injury. Board-certified trauma surgeons and specialists in surgical intensive care are always available, as is experienced trauma support in nursing, pharmacy and other related professions.

We realize that when emergency care is needed, patients may be experiencing pain, stress, discomfort and worry. Our emergency room staff is dedicated to providing patients with high quality care and comfort in a timely manner. We accept all major insurance plans.

Online ER check-in

Patients can check in to any of Wesley’s four emergency rooms in advance with a free mobile app, available for Apple iPhones in iTunes and for Android phones in the Google Play App Store. Patients going to the ER can also register in advance by visiting Users select which Wesley facility they would like, and fill out a few required fields. The selected ER will be instantly notified, enabling the emergency room staff to better prepare for your arrival. The app and website include the facilities’ average wait times so you can better plan your visit.

ER wait times

ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.

ER wait times represent a four-hour rolling average updated every 30 minutes, and is defined as the time of patient arrival until the time the patient is greeted by a qualified medical professional. Patients are triaged at arrival and are then seen by a qualified medical professional in priority order based on their condition.

Trying to decide if you need to go to the ER or urgent care? Check our symptom checker to find out what kind of emergency care you need.

What to expect

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Upon check-in at the reception desk, the triage nurse will ask the patient about symptoms and medical history to determine the seriousness of the medical condition. Triage is a process that helps determine which patients need to be seen sooner because of the severity of their condition. Patients are treated according to the seriousness of their condition. Depending on your condition, you may be:

  • Taken immediately to an emergency room for examination and treatment. A doctor, physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner will examine you and plan your care.
  • Taken to an area for laboratory tests or X-rays. There may be a waiting period of 30 minutes to two hours until test or X-ray results are available.
  • Asked to take a seat in the waiting room until a healthcare provider or the type of emergency room appropriate for your condition is available.