Johnson County Emergency Room Care
In a medical emergency, every second counts. With more than 50 years of experience, you can depend on us for the fast, capable medical care that makes us the most trusted ER team in Johnson County. AdventHealth, formerly Shawnee Mission Health, has emergency room locations in Shawnee Mission, Lenexa, and Overland Park, and our highly skilled ER team is ready to step in and deliver the comprehensive emergency medical treatments you or your loved ones may need.
We’re always close by. And we’re always here, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. For intense pain or a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately to head to the closest emergency room. For less critical medical needs, visit one of our urgent care locations. When there's no time to waste, we’ll be there for you.
Any Day, Any Time
- Emergency Room Care When You Need It Most
Urgent Care or ER: When to Head to the Closest Emergency Room
When emergency strikes, it can leave you feeling shaky and uncertain. You may wonder if you need emergency care or not. When your health hangs in the balance, it’s best to trust your instincts.
If you experience or recognize any symptoms of a medical emergency, such as difficulty breathing, intense pain, broken bones, coughing blood, or chest pain, don't hesitate. Call 911 right away to be taken to the nearest emergency room. Common emergency situations may include (but are not limited to):
- Complicated Fractures
- Deep Wounds
- Extreme Difficulty Breathing
- Major Head Injury
- Severe Allergic Reactions
- Severe Burns
- Suspected Heart Attack
- Suspected Stroke
- Vomiting or Coughing Up Blood
What to Expect When You Visit the ER
A medical emergency can leave you with a lot of questions. Since understanding your condition and feeling confident in your care is the first step toward healing, we’ll take as long as you need to address your concerns. We’ll have a few questions of our own, too. To start off, we’ll ask for basic information like your medical history and the reason for your visit. When we have this information and after we’ve taken your vital signs, we’ll decide on the best way to care for you.
At AdventHealth, formerly Shawnee Mission Health, we use a process known as triage to help prioritize care for our patients. This may mean that a later-arriving patient suffering from a stroke or heart attack is treated before someone in less critical condition. Whatever your condition, we always strive to keep emergency room wait times as short as possible, so you can get the care you need. To help you prepare for a medical emergency, you may want to consider keeping an information card in your purse or wallet. The card should include things like:
- Advance Directives (Like Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy)
- A List of Your Medications and Drug Allergies
- The Name and Number of Your Primary Care Doctor
When we know all the facts, we can deliver safer, faster care.
- Ministering to Your Urgent Needs With Urgent Care
Visiting your nearest emergency room isn’t always the best solution. While you should call 911 immediately for life-threatening or serious medical conditions, you can visit your local Urgent Care in Kansas City for more minor illnesses and injuries. You’ll find a compassionate team of experts ready to step in at any of our Urgent Care centers in the Kansas City and Johnson County areas. With board-certified physicians, registered nurses, and radiology technicians, we’ll help you find the specialized care you need. Conditions we treat and services we provide include:
- Allergic Reactions and Hives
- Cold, Flu, and Common Illnesses
- Cuts That Need Stitches
- Disease Management
- Minor Cuts (Onsite Stitches Available)
- Sprains, Strains, and Fractures
- Stomach and Digestive Conditions
Urgent medical issues are never convenient, which is why you never need an appointment to visit our Urgent Care centers. And since we accept most major insurance plans, you can rest easier knowing your visit won’t break the bank.
While we’re honored to treat your urgent needs, our whole-person approach to care means we want to prevent future health concerns, too. To guide you toward continued wellness, we provide flu shots, onsite lab services, EKGs, X-rays, and annual physical exams. Find the Urgent Care Center nearest you and let us help you be proactive about your health.
- After Your Emergency Care or Urgent Care Visit
We hope your ER or urgent care visit is the only medical care you’ll need for a while. But if you do need any additional services in the Johnson County area, like follow-up care, hospital admittance, or medication, we’re happy to arrange those for you. From physical therapy to an oxygen tank, we can set you up with health care services so you can heal more safely and conveniently. It’s all part of our aim to support you as you move toward greater whole-person health.
- Specialized Care for Sensitive Situations
Some emergencies are more sensitive than others. Our dedicated FACT program provides personalized, compassionate support for those who come to us for injuries that result from sexual and domestic abuse. With a team of experts working around the clock to bring relief to the people of the Kansas City area, we’re here to handle your medical emergency with skill, expertise, and compassion. If you have any questions about our care, or want to get help for any trauma from assault, call FACT at 913-676-7500 or come straight to us.
- Corporate and Employee Wellness Care
Centra Care Corporate Care strives to provide dedicated occupational health services to the Kansas City community by offering comprehensive, coordinated care to achieve goal oriented outcomes. We are committed to effective communication and prompt reporting of employee work status. And we partner with employers and extend to them our commitment to medical excellence and exceptional customer service in a cost effective environment for the prevention/care of occupational illness and injury.
Centra Care Corporate Care, a division of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, has been part of the Kansas City health care arena for more than 40 years. Occupational health management is a team process. Providing injury treatment isn't enough these days. Corporate Care will work with you to develop programs to keep your employees safe, healthy and productive.. Contact us to see our comprehensive scope of occupational medicine services.
Book an Urgent Care Appointment
If the unthinkable happens, you’ll need fast, dependable help. That’s where we come in. For less serious ailments like sprains, allergies, and minor cuts, schedule an appointment at our Centra Care to get you seen as quickly as possible.