Emergency Care

Emergency Care

In case of serious emergency, call 9-1-1.

Poison Control Center: 1.800.332.6633

Wesley Medical Center ER

Wesley Medical Center

550 N. Hillside

Wichita, KS 67214

Wesley Pediatric ER

Wesley Medical Center

550 N. Hillside

Wichita, KS 67214

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

Wesley’s pediatric emergency department is the only pediatric ER in south-central Kansas and provides specialized care for children, from infants to children aged 18.

As a Level 1 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

Wesley West ER

Wesley West Emergency and Diagnostic Center

8714 West 13th St. N

Wichita, KS 67212

Wesley’s West Emergency and Diagnostic Center provides 24-hour emergency care and outpatient diagnostic services.

Galichia ER

Galichia Heart Hospital

2610 N. Woodlawn Blvd.

Wichita, KS 67220

Galichia ER is a level 3 trauma center open 24 hours a day with 14 beds. The facility prides itself on being senior-friendly with close parking and services all on one level.

What to expect

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

Upon check-in at the reception desk, the triage nurse will ask the patients 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.

Online ER Check-in

Patients can do advance check-in to any of Wesley’s four emergency rooms with a free mobile app available for mobile phone in iTunes for Apple iPhones and Android phone in the Google Play App Store. Patients can also do advance registration at www.wesleyercheckin.com. Users simply select which Wesley facility they would like to go to and fill out a few required fields. The selected ER will be instantly notified, enabling the ER staff to better prepare for the patients’ arrival. The app and web site include the facilities average wait times so patients can better plan their visit.

ER wait times

ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

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 presenting complaint and reason for visit.

The ER wait time represents the time it takes to see a qualified medical professional, defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP).

National average wait time is one hour, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HCA hospitals strive to beat the national average.

Registration and payment

After triage, the admissions staff will ask the patient for information for the admission process.

Wesley complies with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which requires a medical screening exam be provided for individuals who request examination or treatment of a medical condition. If the examination reveals an emergency medical condition, the hospital must also provide either necessary stabilizing treatment or an appropriate transfer to another medical facility.

Payment of insurance co-pays and deductibles or a deposit for uninsured charges will be requested after the medical screening exam and emergency stabilization have been performed.

The emergency care physicians belong to an independent, private practice called Emergency Services PA. They will bill the patient separately. Other physicians involved in your care, such as pathologists or radiologists may also bill you separately.

After care

After treatment, the patient is either admitted to the hospital, transferred to another facility or dismissed. Upon dismissal, the patient is provided written discharge instructions.

Helpful tips

  • The physician or nurse treating the patient will ask about any current medications and health history. A patient can prepare in advance by keeping a current medication list with them.
  • Keep with you the name and phone number of someone to contact in case of emergency.
  • Provide child-care providers with a “consent to treat” form for your child in case for emergency.