Important Information

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.

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.

Emergency room in Independence, MO

Centerpoint Medical Center offers 24/7 emergency care to patients of all ages. Our experienced staff includes board-certified emergency medicine physicians and specially trained critical care nurses. Our team is available around-the-clock when you or someone you know requires emergency medical treatment.

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


Centerpoint Medical Center is a Certified Level II Trauma Center recognized by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

We are certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

We are also an accredited Chest Pain Center, which means that ER staff can efficiently and effectively care for acute coronary syndrome patients.

Emergency room services

At Centerpoint Medical Center, we offer top-quality emergency services, including:

  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Certified Advanced Heart Failure Center
  • Certified Primary Stroke Center
  • Computerized physician order entry system that eliminates handwriting errors
  • Kid-friendly emergency services
  • Level II Trauma Center

Whether you are experiencing a minor emergency or a life-threatening situation, we provide emergency care you can depend on.

Symptoms requiring an ER visit

Determining whether your symptoms are serious enough to warrant an emergency room (ER) visit can be difficult. But if you have any of the following symptoms, you should visit the nearest ER.

  • Fractures
  • Head injury or other major trauma
  • Heart attack or cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  • Life-threatening conditions
  • Loss of consciousness
  • One-sided weakness or numbness
  • Severe bleeding
  • Signs of a heart attack or chest pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Uncontrolled pain or bleeding

Trauma care

Centerpoint Medical Center is certified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. This achievement recognizes our dedication to providing optimal care for sudden, life-threatening injuries.

Certified trauma centers provide technology and expertise needed for trauma care from the emergency room through physical therapy and rehabilitation. We provide trauma services for a wide variety of conditions, from motor vehicle accidents to poisoning.

ER Rapid Care

Centerpoint Medical Center has constructed a new Rapid Care space for patients with severe but non-life-threatening conditions to ensure their needs are met in a more timely manner. Specifically designed to meet the community’s need for expedited, comfortable and private care, we provide emergency care without extended wait times.

Our new Rapid Care system is a separate ER track for patients with non-life-threatening symptoms, but who still necessitate a visit to the ER. Conditions commonly treated through Rapid Care include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Cough, cold and flu
  • Ear infections
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Minor abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sore throat and fever
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infection

Rapid Care allows patients to move efficiently through the ER with greater privacy and comfort. We also ensure personalized care with a dedicated provider and nurse. Our goal is to send you home with information and any prescriptions you may need to manage your condition while answering your questions along the way.

Emergency care for seniors

As baby boomers age, hospitals are gearing up to accommodate the special needs of older patients. These changes are already beginning to occur in hospital emergency departments, where older adults make 17 million visits annually.

Centerpoint Medical Center is anticipating a growing trend by opening a Seniors Emergency Center. This specially designed and equipped four-room ER addresses older patients' unique medical needs, including a less frenzied atmosphere, thicker mattresses, softer grip flooring and signage with oversized letters.

The nurses who work in the Seniors Emergency Center have all received internal training to help them recognize, diagnose and treat conditions in older patients and even uncover hidden problems.

Care Connect

We're always looking for ways to make healthcare easier to navigate. One of those ways is through Care Connect, which connects you to the right care at the right time and keeps you and your loved ones healthy.

With Care Assure, one of Care Connect's programs, we screen the results of tests performed during an ER or doctor's visit. We use these results to find any warning signs and prevent other emergencies.

If the results of your tests show you're at risk for a potential medical emergency, a specially trained nurse will call you to help you get the care you need for prevention.

Check ER wait times

Receiving prompt care can make all the difference in an emergency. That is why, as part of our commitment to our communities, we broadcast our average ER wait times.

Need health advice?

Nurses On-Call: For health information and advice from registered nurses who are available 24/7, call (816) 751-3000.

Emergency care at HCA Midwest Health

Emergency care is the treatment of emergent medical conditions. It is generally performed in an emergency room, but can also refer to treatment in an ambulance. Emergency medicine physicians may treat patients with injuries or infections, in addition to life-threatening conditions.

Learn about Emergency care

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