A safe place to receive care that can’t wait
We are committed to the safety of every patient, visitor and caregiver. Our emergency rooms continue to be safe and available for all patients seeking medical attention for urgent health concerns, whether COVID-19 related or not. Headline: Advanced protocols to protect you We have been and will continue to be proactively engaged in the safe management of COVID-19. As part of our larger network, HCA Healthcare, we have put in place infection prevention protocols and safety measures that help protect our patients and colleagues at all of our facilities. One of the many ways we are doing this is by providing masks to anyone entering our hospital or emergency room. For more information visit our COVID-19 Resource Hub.
Lexington Emergency Room
Lafayette Regional Health Center offers emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people of all ages. Whether you are experiencing a minor emergency or a life-threatening situation, we can provide the emergency care you need.
Our emergency room offers:
- Advanced monitoring systems, an electronic medication system and on-staff cardiologists who have the capability to monitor EKG results from a remote location
- ER wait times publicly available via text or online
- Telemedicine access for services such as cardiology, neurology and psychiatry, providing remote access to specialists when needed
Top Heart Attack Care in Lexington, Missouri
Lafayette Regional Health Center has been designated a Time Critical Diagnosis Level III STEMI Center.
Heart Attack Symptoms
Chest pain is the most noticeable clue of a heart attack, however it’s important to understand that every heart attack is different and can include symptoms beyond discomfort in the chest and arms. In the event of a heart attack, every second counts to avoid damage to your heart, that’s why it’s so important to know all the possible symptoms and call 911 immediately if you suspect a heart attack.
- Racing pulse. Your heart might pound even when you are at rest or might not stop racing after you have been active
- Pain in one or both arms
- Pain in your jaw or possibly in your back, shoulders, neck or upper part of the stomach
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing when resting or during mild physical activity
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sweating or cold sweat
- Feeling unusually tired for no reason, sometimes for days (especially for women)
- Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting
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
ER or Urgent Care?
Do you know whether your medical condition is serious enough for a trip to the closest emergency room? Knowing what level of care you or a family member need can make all the difference during a moment of crisis. We want you to be as educated as possible about your health, which is why we have a helpful guide that matches the severity of symptoms with the proper treatment facility. These guidelines can help you decide which healthcare provider makes the most sense for your family’s medical needs, and your budget.
ER for Children
Lafayette Regional Health Center understands children are different and need specialized treatment for their physical and emotional needs. The board-certified doctors and nurses at our ER are trained to have the sensitivity needed to treat our youngest patients. We are always prepared for your little one's accidents and illnesses. In fact, our ER beat the national average for pediatric ER readiness.Kids ER Locations
HCA Midwest Health hospitals offer short wait times in the Kansas City area. Plus, we treat more emergencies than any other healthcare system in the region.
2016-17 Averages (Median)
Source: Hospital Compare, July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
Need Health Advice or Help Navigating the Healthcare System?
Nurses On-Call: For health information and advice from registered nurses who are available 24/7, call (816) 751-4801.
If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911.
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