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Emergency care

Emergency care is the treatment of unexpected, severe medical injuries or infections. It is typically delivered in an emergency room or an ambulance. Our emergency medicine physicians stabilize your condition as quickly as possible to prepare you for the next step of care or discharge.

Emergency room (ER) in Independence, Missouri

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.

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.

Centerpoint Rapid ER Care

Rapid Care is a process within the Emergency Room improving wait times for patients with non-life-threatening illnesses. The personalized approach unites patients with their nurse and provider to quickly move patients through diagnosis and treatment.

Our Emergency care Locations

Currently Viewing:

Centerpoint Medical Center
19600 E 39th St S
Independence, MO 64057
 (816) 698 - 7000

Currently Viewing:

Centerpoint Medical Center
19600 E 39th St S
Independence, MO 64057
 (816) 698 - 7000
Lee's Summit Medical Center
2100 SE Blue Pkwy
Lees Summit, MO 64063
 (816) 282 - 5000

10.1 miles

Research Medical Center
2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
 (816) 276 - 4000

11.6 miles