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Urgent Care at the University of Kansas Health System provides direct access to specialists you can trust. When you visit 1 of our 4 Kansas City Urgent Care locations, you have access to certified physicians and advanced practitioners. In addition, you will benefit from the knowledge of our experts.imaging specialistsand pathology, as well as leading clinical practices that only an academic medical center can offer.

Our Kansas City area urgent care locations, as well as oururgent video visits, allow you to see a provider without making an appointment to get the care you need. We welcome visitors and offer urgent care from 6 months of age.

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Need urgent care?

To call913-574-2273 (CARE). You can alsorequest an urgent visit using MyChart.

See current wait times at our locations

About urgent care

Emergency Care gives you access to medical care when you need it for conditions that don't justify going to the hospitalemergency department. Urgent care also offers services not available in most traditional medical offices, including:X raysomelab workI'm angry npelectrocardiogram. Our emergency service allows you to enter without an appointment, at a location closer to you.

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Why choose us for urgent care

Urgent care needs are not always limited to scrapes and sprains. In many cases, urgent care requires advanced care. The doctors, nurses, and clinical staff at the University of Kansas Health System are uniquely equipped to provide the highest level of care. Our urgent care facilities provide streamlined access to the nation's top doctors when you need care most. Whether you're a current patient or simply looking for same-day care, you'll benefit from the expertise of our nationally recognized specialists.

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keep the best

According to US News & World Report our hospital continues to be ranked as the best in Kansas City and Kansas.

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Recognized by a magnet

Since 2006, the University of Kansas Hospital has been recognized as a Magnet® facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Respect for all people

Named a leader for LGBTQ+ health equity by the Human Rights Campaign.

Urgent care services

It is important to choose the right care at the right time. Seek urgent help when you need quick treatment but your provider is unavailable.

  • Get urgent care
  • Do not use urgent care
  • Acute back pain or injury
  • allergic reactions
  • Animal or insect bites
  • Asma
  • Bad cold or flu
  • Cuts that require stitches
  • earaches
  • Eye infections or irritations
  • low fever
  • minor burns
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • skin rashes
  • Sore throat
  • Sprains or strains
  • Suspected bone fracture
  • Problems with the urinary system

Urgent visits cannot deal with severe symptoms such as:

  • Any symptoms that prevent you from walking, breathing or performing other basic functions
  • Bleeding that won't stop
  • Chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • Fever in babies 3 months of age and younger
  • Loss of consciousness
  • pregnancy problems
  • seizures
  • Severe head injury
  • Severe allergic reactions that include swelling of the face or itchy throat
  • Strong pain
  • Vomiting or coughing up blood

These severe symptoms require immediate attention and can indicate life-threatening conditions. In these cases, you need to searchemergency services.

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COVID-19 emergency testing available

COVID-19 testing is now available for symptomatic patients during urgent visits.

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Frequently asked questions about emergency care

  • Our urgent care centers allow you to see a physician, attending physician or registered advanced practice nurse without an appointment. You should seek urgent care for medical issues that require immediate attention but are not serious enough to require an emergency room visit. These medical problems can include breathing difficulties associated with asthma and allergies, sore throat, cough, fever, rash, minor injuries, headache, vomiting, and flu-like symptoms.

  • It is never necessary to make an appointment at our urgent care centers. Patients are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis or based on medical need.

  • In alphabetic order:

    • abrasions
    • Acne
    • Asma
    • Athlete's foot
    • Back pain
    • colds and flu
    • Cold
    • Cough
    • concerns about COVID-19
    • Diarrhea
    • dry skin/eczema
    • limb pain
    • eye irritation
    • Tiredness
    • Fever
    • Headache
    • Asia
    • Bug bite
    • Nausea
    • pink eye
    • Venomous Hera
    • possible fracture
    • skin irritation
    • respiratory symptoms
    • seasonal allergies
    • Bay
    • Sore throat
    • full nose
    • Barley
    • Urinary tract infection
    • Vaginal discharge/irritation
    • vomit
  • Our emergency service is for people over 6 months old.

  • As we do not accept visitors, it is difficult to predict how long you will have to wait to be seen by a member of our emergency medical team. Although we treat patients on a first-come, first-served basis, patients with severe breathing problems, patients with bleeding, or patients who may have life-threatening medical conditions will be admitted first. We also prioritize those who claim to be on their way by reviewing MyChart locations, times and wait times.

  • In some cases, there is an "out of hours" surcharge for urgent visits, which is generally covered by most insurance companies. Some insurers may require higher copayments. Call the number on the back of your insurance card with questions about coverage. Also, certain drugs, tests and/or medical supplies may not be covered by your plan and you are responsible for that.

  • Go to the emergency room for serious or life-threatening injuries. They include:

    • Amputation of a body part
    • Chest pain that may be associated with a heart attack
    • Dehydration
    • Electric shock
    • Open or angled fractures
    • severe stomach ache
    • Heavy bleeding due to injury or trauma
    • severe burns

    Call 911 immediately if you have a medical emergency and need transport to the hospital.

  • After testing, results can be obtained in two ways. The preferred method for accessing health information is MyChart.get more informationon MyChart and learn how to apply. Or, a member of the clinical team will contact you about any abnormal results.

  • For billing inquiries, call 913-588-5820 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Our emergency care locations

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    1. Medical Pavilion

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    • 2000 Olathe Blvd., Level 1, Apartment D
    • Kansas City, KS 66160
    • pon 7:00 - 21:00
    • weight 7:00 - 21:00
    • To marry 7:00 - 21:00
    • Who 7:00 - 21:00
    • pt 7:00 - 21:00
    • hiccup 8:00 - 16:00
    • Sol 8:00 - 16:00

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    2. Urgent help in Creekwood

    • 6420 N. Prospect Ave.
    • Gladstone, MO 64119
    • pon 17:00 - 21:00.
    • weight 17:00 - 21:00.
    • To marry 17:00 - 21:00.
    • Who 17:00 - 21:00.
    • pt 17:00 - 21:00.
    • hiccup 8:00 - 16:00
    • Sol 8:00 - 16:00

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    3. KU MedWest Urgent Care

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    • 7405 Renner Road, Pod D
    • Shawnee, KS 66217
    • pon 7:00 - 21:00
    • weight 7:00 - 21:00
    • To marry 7:00 - 21:00
    • Who 7:00 - 21:00
    • pt 7:00 - 21:00
    • hiccup 8:00 - 16:00
    • Sol 8:00 - 16:00

    Office contact:


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    4. University of Kansas Health System Urgent Care

    • Centrum T-Mobile
    • 1403 Grand Blvd.
    • Kansas City, MO 64106
    • pon 8:30 - 17:00
    • weight 8:30 - 17:00
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    • Who 8:30 - 17:00
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What is urgent cares? ›

An urgent care center is a walk-in clinic focused on the delivery of medical care for minor illnesses and injuries in an ambulatory medical facility outside of a traditional hospital-based or freestanding emergency department (ED).

Where is Bell hospital in KU? ›

Main Campus, Bell Hospital Tower

4000 Cambridge St. We provide comprehensive inpatient care for patients at our Bell Hospital Tower location on our Main Campus in Kansas City, Kansas.

What is the mission statement of Kumc? ›

We seek to advance the power of medicine by providing a stimulating, supportive climate where faculty, scientists, trainees and support staff strive for excellence and collaborate freely to achieve shared goals.

Does Ku have an ER? ›

The emergency department is accessible from the main hospital location at 4000 Cambridge St. in Kansas City, Kansas.

What do you say to get seen faster in an emergency room? ›

"I would start by saying to the triage nurse, 'I know that you are busy, and I need one minute of your time.

Can urgent care catheterize? ›

All of our MD Now clinics are equipped to provide the same basic non-surgical procedures that you might find in a primary care facility. For example, we can assist with catheterization and wound care.

How many beds does KU Med have? ›

Beds and Patient Days by Unit
Available BedsInpatient Days
Routine Services764200,268
Special Care17648,119
Total Hospital969262,500
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What is the biggest hospital in Omaha? ›

Nebraska Medical Center is the state's largest hospital and for several consecutive years has been awarded best in state by U.S. News & World Report, listed as one of the 100 greatest hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review and included in Forbes best in state employers.

How big is KU hospital? ›

The University of Kansas Health System combines education, research and patient care. Physicians represent more than 200 specialties. The center has 910 staffed beds; per year, there are 298,920 outpatient visits, 27,380 inpatient admissions and 47,771 emergency department visits.

Who is the CEO of KUMC Edu? ›

The leadership team for the KU School of Medicine is lead by Executive Dean Akinlolu Ojo.

Who is the director of the Emergency Medicine Program at KUmc? ›

Jeff Norvell, M.D.

Jeff Norvell is an Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency program.

What is UNR mission and goals? ›

The University of Nevada, Reno's vision is to educate and graduate the best-prepared, confident leaders for the state, national, and global community; to be a nexus for research and creativity that focuses on vital issues of our time; and to serve as a catalyst for the betterment of our society.

How much do nurses make at KU Medical Center? ›

The University of Kansas Health System Salaries
Job TitleSalary
Clinical Pharmacist salaries - 10 salaries reported$120,186/yr
Analyst salaries - 8 salaries reported$65,150/yr
Executive Assistant salaries - 7 salaries reported$55,168/yr
Registered Nurse II salaries - 7 salaries reported$88,612/yr
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How much does an ER visit cost Kansas? ›

For patients without health insurance, an emergency room visit can cost less than $2200.
Average ER Visit Cost by State.
StateAvg. ER Cost
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What trauma level is KU? ›

The University of Kansas Hospital is the region's nationally verified Level I Trauma Center, designated by the American College of Surgeons.

How do you get taken seriously at the ER? ›

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  1. Information improves care, so come to the ER as prepared as possible. ...
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  3. Don't be embarrassed to ask us questions, no matter how weird or embarrassing. ...
  4. Adjust your expectations.
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What symptoms will get you admitted to the hospital? ›

Emergency rooms
  • Chest pain or difficulty breathing.
  • Weakness/numbness on one side.
  • Slurred speech.
  • Fainting/change in mental state.
  • Serious burns.
  • Head or eye injury.
  • Concussion/confusion.
  • Broken bones and dislocated joints.
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What time is the ER least busy? ›

The best time to go to the ER, according to 17,428 healthcare professionals
  • Here are Nine Key Findings From Our Survey.
  • More Healthcare Professionals Recommended the Mid-Morning Than Any Other Time. ...
  • Emergency Room Professionals Had a Similar Preference. ...
  • The Early Mornings Are a Distant Second. ...
  • Evenings Are To Be Avoided.

Should I go to urgent care if I cant pee? ›

See your doctor immediately if your bladder feels full but you cannot urinate at all. If your doctor is not available, go to the emergency department. See your doctor if you have: symptoms of urinary retention.

How long can you go without peeing before going to the hospital? ›

Don't wait a long time to address difficulty peeing. After 36 to 48 hours of symptoms, it's time to seek a professional diagnosis.

Why do I feel like peeing but not peeing? ›

If a person has a constant urge to pee but nothing comes out when they go, they may have an infection or other health condition. If a person frequently needs to pee but little comes out when they try to go, it can be due to a urinary tract infection (UTI), pregnancy, an overactive bladder, or an enlarged prostate.

What is the largest hospital in Kansas City? ›

Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City – 508 beds.

Does Kansas have good doctors? ›

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas has ranked in the top half of states with the best healthcare.

Is Ku Med a magnet hospital? ›

Magnet Recognition

We were the first hospital in Kansas to attain this designation.

What is the busiest hospital in the US? ›

Parkland Memorial Hospital is home to the nation's busiest emergency room according to a study done by NiceRx. In 2022, the Dallas hospital reported the most emergency visits in 2021. Overall, Parkland saw 210,152 ER check-ins.

What is the tallest hospital in the US? ›

Memorial Hermann Tower

What is the 1st largest hospital in the US? ›

New York Presbyterian is the largest hospital in the US and the 7th largest in the world. Hospital size is often measured by bed space rather than square footage.

What is KU Medical Center ranked? ›

University of Kansas Medical Center 2023-2024 Rankings

University of Kansas Medical Center is ranked No. 75 in Best Medical Schools: Research and No. 14 (tie) in Best Medical Schools: Primary Care. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Who owns the KU Medical Center? ›

University of Kansas Medical Center
TypePublic university
Parent institutionUniversity of Kansas
ChancellorDoug Girod
Executive Vice ChancellorRobert Simari
Academic staff1,233
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Is KU Med Center a good hospital? ›

University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, KS is nationally ranked in 8 adult specialties and rated high performing in 2 adult specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility. It is a teaching hospital.

Is KU a non profit hospital? ›

As a not-for-profit, independent hospital authority, The University of Kansas Health System receives no state or local funding. This makes private philanthropy vital to fulfilling our vision: To lead the nation in caring, healing, teaching and discovering.

Who is the dean of KU? ›

Executive Dean Arash Mafi

Dean Mafi earned his Ph. D. in theoretical high energy physics from The Ohio State University in 2001.

Who is the CFO of Kansas medical Center? ›

Bryan Coffey - Chief Financial Officer - Kansas Medical Center, L.L.C.

How many employees does KU Med have? ›

Total employees: 6,925

Includes Kansas City, Wichita and Salina campuses.

Who is the director of Kumc General Surgery Residency Program? ›

The entire surgical faculty, the Surgical Education Committee and Dr. Kurt Schropp (Program Director) have worked tirelessly to ensure our Residency Program provides truly outstanding surgical training and complies with all ACGME-Residency Review Committee requirements.

Who is the Wichita EMS medical director? ›

Kevin Brinker as the permanent EMSS Medical Director. Brinker has served as the Interim EMSS Medical Director since Aug. 2021.

What is core objective 14 UNR? ›

develop skills for understanding and working with people of diverse backgrounds or cultures. demonstrate growth from exposure to a professional field and an understanding of professional etiquette.

What is UNR best known for? ›

The University of Nevada, Reno is a public research university with over 21,000 students. The university is known for its very high research activity, particularly in the fields of civil engineering, earthquake and large-scale structures testing and modeling.

Who is the highest-paid RN? ›

What is the highest-paid nurse? Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists! Earning $195,610 annually, CRNAs earn significantly more than any other type of nurse or nursing specialty.

Who is the highest-paid in nursing? ›

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist: $202,470

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) earn a nationwide average of $202,470 per year according to the BLS; this makes CRNAs the highest-paying type nursing job by a significant margin.

Who pays the most for RN? ›

Highest Paying Industries for Registered Nurses
IndustryAverage Hourly PayAverage Salary
Pharmaceutical Industry$50.61$105,270
Outpatient Care Centers$44.74$93,070
General Hospitals$40.88$85,020
Specialty Hospitals$40.77$84,800
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How much is an xray? ›

If you don't have insurance, an x-ray will cost somewhere between $100-$1,000. The average x-ray cost is around $260-$460. The price varies by provider, what location you are getting the x-ray, the part of the body needing the x-ray, and how many views need to be taken.

What does Level 1 Code Red mean? ›

Code Red: Fire, smoke, or smell of smoke.

What is the lowest trauma level hospital? ›

Level 1. A level 1 trauma center is a specialist care facility. It provides care for each aspect of an injury, including prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Is Level 3 trauma the worst? ›

Trauma centers vary in their specific capabilities and are identified by "Level" designation: Level I (Level-1) being the highest and Level III (Level-3) being the lowest (some states have five designated levels, in which case Level V (Level-5) is the lowest).

Can urgent care diagnose appendicitis? ›

Appendicitis is always considered a medical emergency, so don't hesitate to visit Legacy ER & Urgent Care if you experiencing symptoms and not sure if you have appendicitis. Our ER-trained physicians can diagnose appendicitis and other abdominal issues at our emergency room and urgent care facility.

What is urgent vs emergency medical? ›

Visit an urgent care clinic when you need care right away, but the illness or injury isn't considered life-threatening. Call 911 or head to an emergency room immediately if you are experiencing severe symptoms and the injury or illness may be life- or limb-threatening.

What does appendicitis pain feel like? ›

Sudden pain that begins on the right side of the lower abdomen. Sudden pain that begins around your navel and often shifts to your lower right abdomen. Pain that worsens if you cough, walk or make other jarring movements. Nausea and vomiting.

What does it mean when a doctor presses on your stomach and it hurts? ›

When your healthcare provider presses on your belly, they are feeling to see if any of these organs are enlarged or painful. That might be a sign of problems that need more assessment. Healthcare providers use two ways to look at your belly: Palpation.

What are the 4 stages of appendicitis? ›

The stages of appendicitis can be divided into early, suppurative, gangrenous, perforated, phlegmonous, spontaneous resolving, recurrent, and chronic.

What classifies a patient as urgent? ›

If you have a minor illness or injury that can't wait until tomorrow, Urgent Care is the way to go. Also, it is a good option if you have illnesses or injuries without other symptoms, or if you do not have other underlying health conditions. For example, an earache can easily be treated in Urgent Care.

What is an example of an urgent condition? ›

Examples of Urgent Medical Conditions include high fever, dizziness, animal bites, sprains, severe pain, respiratory ailments and infectious illnesses.

What does urgent mean in triage? ›

Level 3 (urgent) includes patients who need quick attention but can wait as long as 30 minutes for assessment and treatment and includes patients with signs of infection, mild respiratory distress, or moderate pain. Levels 4 and 5 are considered “less urgent” and “non urgent,” respectively.


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