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Emergency Care

Emergency Rooms in Wichita

Wesley Emergency Care

No matter what kind of medical emergency you are experiencing, choose any of the five ERs within the Wesley Emergency Care Network. All of our emergency rooms provide comprehensive ER care in greater Wichita. Our locations in east, west and central Wichita are open 24-hours a day, seven days a week; with the exception of Children’s ER which is open daily from noon to midnight. However, children can be seen in any of the Wesley ERs. More than 120,000 patients from Kansas and northern Oklahoma are treated annually in our emergency rooms.

To provide even more convenience, a new location in the Derby neighborhood has just opened and is available when you or a loved one suffers from a medical emergency and needs immediate care.

We understand there may be pain, stress, discomfort and worry when visiting an ER. 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.

Wesley Medical Center ER

Our location:

550 N. Hillside St.
Wichita, KS 67214
Phone: (316) 962-2000
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Wesley’s main ER, the largest in Kansas, has 45 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.

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. Our Trauma Center also includes experienced trauma support in nursing, pharmacy and other related professions.

Ready Care

Wesley’s main ER also provides Ready Care services, an express lane through the emergency room in a convenient, timely setting for patients in Wichita. These services are an alternative care route to the regular ER where treatment is determined on the severity of the patient’s condition.

Ready Care is ideal for patients who need immediate care for small emergencies, such as sprains, sore throats, ear infections and rashes.

The service area is managed by healthcare providers trained in emergency medicine and is fully supervised by board-certified physicians. Patients are referred to the area through the regular emergency department.

Wesley Children's Hospital ER

Our location:

550 N. Hillside St.
Wichita, KS 67214
Phone: (316) 962-2000
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The newly opened Wesley Children's Hospital includes a staff of emergency medicine physicians specialized in pediatrics, as well as pediatric dedicated nurses and child-life specialists. Our Children's ER also includes access to respiratory therapists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who specialize in pediatric care. Our staff is prepared for all types of children’s emergencies, ranging from sudden illness to a life-threatening injury. When it comes to ER care, children are not just small adults, they need the expert, respectful care found only at the Wesley Children’s Hospital ER.

Wesley’s pediatric emergency room is a child-friendly environment separate from the adult emergency rooms. Everything in it is designed to reduce children’s stress and anxiety while providing a reassuring atmosphere for them and their parents. Each patient has a private room where families are welcome which includes toys and books to help distract them from any discomfort and stress they may feel.

Children who need to be admitted to Wesley also receive expert and compassionate inpatient care at Wesley’s Children’s Hospital. The new $28 million children’s hospital provides expert pediatric care for children of all ages and offers the most advanced treatment options for our youngest patients.

Wesley’s pediatricians are committed to creating an encouraging and nurturing environment for children and their loved ones. When your child needs emergency care, you can trust the pediatric ER staff at Wesley to provide them with the level of care and comfort you demand as a parent.

Is your child having a medical emergency? Check our symptom tracker if you are debating taking your child to the ER.

Wesley Medical Center and the Wesley Children’s Hospital are is prepared and equipped to treat pediatric patients. Additionally, the Children’s Hospital ER is open during peak hours from noon-midnight, seven days a week. During that time, our advertised Peds ER wait times represent the average time to see a qualified medical professional. When the Children’s ER is not open, the Peds ER average wait times are more representative of those in the main Wesley Medical Center ER.

Online ER check-in

Patients can check-in to any of Wesley’s five 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. 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 each facilities’ average wait times, giving patients an idea of what to expect before arriving.

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.