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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 care (ER) services in Lexington, Missouri

Lafayette Regional Health Center offers emergency care in Lexington, Missouri and the eastern Kansas City communities.

We work hard to provide the care you need, treating patients around the clock, 365 days a year. Our emergency physicians, critical care nurses and emergency support staff work together to treat your minor or life-threatening situation.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Advanced heart attack care

Chest pain is the most noticeable symptom of a heart attack. A STEMI, or ST-elevation myocardial infarction, is a severe form of a heart attack in which one of the heart's major arteries supplying oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the heart is blocked. During a STEMI attack, the heart suffers extensive damage and requires immediate attention.

Signs and symptoms of a STEMI may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Lafayette Regional Health Center has been designated a Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) Level III STEMI Center by Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services. This recognition acknowledges our ability to provide patients with quicker response times and quality, coordinated care. As a result, STEMI patients have an increased chance of stability and recovery.

Compassionate care for women's emergency needs

Our specialists are known for their sensitive care and expertise in treating women's emergencies. We consistently ranked in the top 25 percent of 3600 hospitals surveyed for performance.


The Women's Choice Award for Emergency Care recognizes our expertise in compassionate and sensitive attention to women's emergency needs.

Our chest pain center knows how to handle one of the most serious types of heart attack, ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Treatment at our center increases patient survival by 35 percent.

Kid-friendly emergency care

At our hospital, we understand children are different and need specialized pediatric emergency care treatment for their physical and emotional needs. The board-certified doctors and nurses in our ER are trained to have the necessary sensitivity to treat our youngest patients.

Full-service stroke care

Lafayette Regional has a comprehensive stroke care system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the ER. Our neurologists conduct patient evaluations and use clot-busting medications when appropriate.

With TCD designation, we can increase a patient's chances of recovery and decrease the possibility of permanent disability using advanced technology and neurological resources.

Top symptoms requiring an ER visit

There are many illnesses and injuries that qualify for an ER visit, including:

  • Head injury or other major trauma
  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Loss of consciousness
  • One-sided weakness or numbness
  • Open fractures
  • Severe and/or uncontrolled abdominal pain or bleeding

Get follow up care after your ER visit

After your ER visit at Lafayette Regional, there is a lot to think about, like picking up medication or getting back to your routine. So, don't forget to schedule an ER follow-up appointment.

Good aftercare may mean preventing another emergency. Our network's Care Connect program covers test results from your visit, identifies possible health problems and recommends the right care.

Check our ER wait times

Receiving care quickly can make a difference in your recovery. That's why we share our average ER wait times to help you make the best decision about where to go for your condition.

Our Emergency care Locations

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Lafayette Regional Health Center
1500 State St
Lexington, MO 64067
 (660) 259 - 2203

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Lafayette Regional Health Center
1500 State St
Lexington, MO 64067
 (660) 259 - 2203
Centerpoint Medical Center
19600 E 39th St S
Independence, MO 64057
 (816) 698 - 7000

27.1 miles

Lee's Summit Medical Center
2100 SE Blue Pkwy
Lees Summit, MO 64063
 (816) 282 - 5000

31.5 miles