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Average ER Wait Times

Belton Regional Medical Center

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Centerpoint Medical Center

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ER of Brookside

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ER of Olathe (freestanding)

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ER of Shawnee (freestanding)

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Lafayette Regional Health Center

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Lee's Summit Medical Center

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Menorah Medical Center

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Overland Park Regional Medical Center

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Pediatric ER of Overland Park

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Research Medical Center

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Kids ER

Faster Than Magic Rocket Boosters

Because when it comes to your kid, there's nothing you want more than fast, effective care. With 24-hour services, the latest technology, and caring staff, our 10 pediatric-ready emergency rooms are prepared for your little one's mishaps.

In fact, our hospitals beat the national average for pediatric ER readiness and treat nearly 25,000 kids each year.* So, rest assured, your little prince or princess will be in good hands.

We're Super Close

While taking a child to the ER is something you never want to do, it's comforting to know that quality pediatric care is available nearby. HCA Midwest Health’s 10 emergency rooms are conveniently located near you.

In Kansas, we have ERs in Leawood, Olathe, Overland Park and Shawnee. In Missouri, we are located in Belton, Brookside, Independence, Kansas City, Lee's Summit and Lexington.

ER Locations

Is Superhero Treatment Necessary?

Is it serious enough to go to the emergency room? Or will an urgent care center suffice? This guide can help answer those questions.

Urgent Care or ER?

When Supermom Takes Action

Follow these guidelines for children's dosage of Tylenol and Ibuprofen usage
Refer to these charts [English | Spanish] when considering giving Ibuprofen or Tylenol to your child. Give the weight appropriate dosage as referenced, or follow the dosing guidelines on the bottle. Consult a physician with any questions. To find a doctor, or answers to your health questions, call 24/7 at (816) 751-3000.

Never give your child Aspirin for a fever. You can use acetaminophen (Tylenol®) or ibuprofen (Advil® or Motrin®). In fact, you can give your child both, just not together. You will need to alternate them every three hours for difficult to control fever. The medicines will not interfere with each other. They will not cause additional side-effects.

If the fever continues for 48 hours, have your child checked by a medical professional.

Pediatric Readiness

The National Pediatric Readiness Project represents a national initiative sponsored by the federal Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (EMSC) to ensure that emergency departments are ready to care for children. ERs were asked to take an assessment regarding available resources for the care of children and received a score based on a 100 point scale. All of HCA Midwest Health's ERs exceed the national average score.

National Average 69%
Belton Regional Medical Center 88%
Centerpoint Medical Center 100%
Lafayette Regional Health Center 90%
Lee's Summit Medical Center 100%
Menorah Medical Center 100%
Overland Park Regional Medical Center 97%
Research Medical Center 97%
Research Medical Center Brookside Campus 97%

* HCA Midwest Health hospitals collectively treat, on average, nearly 25,000 children annually under the age of 18.