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Emergency Care

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
  • A computerized physician order entry system that eliminates handwriting errors
  • ER wait times publicly available via text or online

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 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 or Urgent Care Helpful Guide

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

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.

2016 Averages (Median)

Source: Hospital Compare, Oct. 1, 2015 – Sept. 30, 2016

3
  Research Medical Center
4
  Belton Regional Medical Center
4
  Lafayette Regional Health Center
4
  Lee’s Summit Medical Center
4
  Overland Park Regional Medical Center
5
  Menorah Medical Center
7
  Centerpoint Medical Center
14 Min
  Kansas City Area Average
21 Min
  National Average

Need Health Advice or Help Navigating the Healthcare System?

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) 751-4801.

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