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Emergency Care

When you or a loved one is in need of immediate care, rest assured that HCA Midwest Health hospitals are ready. With 24-hour ER services, state-of-the-art technology, and caring and experienced staff, our ten emergency rooms, conveniently located throughout the city, are well equipped to treat both children and adults.

From broken bones and bleeding mishaps to heart attacks and strokes, HCA Midwest Health is ready to treat both life-threatening and less critical injuries and illnesses. Remember the next time you encounter a medical crisis to quickly check on the wait times for nearby facilities.

Emergency? Dial 911. Listen to your body. If your symptoms appear life-threatening, don't drive. Call for an ambulance.

ER or Urgent Care?

How do you know when a medical condition is serious enough to go to the emergency room? This helpful guide explains the symptoms and conditions that are urgent enough to head to the ER versus an urgent care facility.

Mobile Features

Text Messaging

Text “ER” to 23000, reply with your ZIP code and we’ll send average wait times of ERs closest to you. Message and data rates may apply. For more info visit

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Track your general health and wellness. Input your general stats (height, weight, age, etc), insurance, your doctor, and current medications. Use the app to:

  • Take your RealAge® test
  • Search for remedies to symptoms
  • Find doctors in your network

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Need Health Advice?

For health information and advice from registered nurses who are available 24/7, call 1-800-386-9355. More info

Average ER Wait Times

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

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).

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.