Emergency Services

Emergency Services

Expert Care. Fast. Close to home.

Exterior of Saint John Hospital Emergency Department

In a medical emergency, the sooner you can get help, the better. At Saint John Emergency Services, our highly skilled doctors and nurses stand ready to care for you and your family 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Located in the Saint John Pavilion on South Fourth Street, north of the University of Saint Mary, you’ll find:

Shorter Wait Times
Faced with a sudden illness or injury, you need fast care and we deliver. Saint John Hospital has Stroke-Ready Certification - learn more here.

Saving Lives
Our Emergency Services is fully equipped with life saving equipment . The new state-of-the-art department is within steps to the laboratory, radiology and surgical services. We ensure privacy and patient confidentiality in the delivery of care, and value and understand the importance of having family and friends close by when possible.

Expert Care
We have board-certified doctors, specially-trained nurses and other skilled and experienced staff. Each of our ER nurses has received the following training: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Trauma Nurse & Core Course, Pediatric Advance Life Support or Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course. Our team is equipped to handle a wide variety of illness and injury, including cardiac, orthopaedic and pediatrics. As part of a national health system, additional specialized care services are offered nearby at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

Our doors are always open, and we welcome everyone, including our military and their families.

The Saint John Emergency Room can be accessed through the north entrance of the Saint John Pavilion.

For directions on how to get to the Saint John campus read our Map & Driving Directions

For more information on Saint John Emergency Services, please call 913-680-6100.


Common Emergencies We Treat

Young patient at Saint John Emergency Room

  • Accidents
  • Broken bones
  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • Appendicitis
  • Breathing problems

Be Ready to Answer These Questions

You can't prepare for emergencies, but you can prepare for what to expect in the emergency room. Here's what our nurses might ask on arrival:
  • What medications are you taking?
  • Are you allergic to anything?
  • Could you be pregnant?
  • When was your last tetanus shot?