The Emergency Department at Newman Regional Health in Emporia, Kansas is open to treat patients 24-hours a day, every day. We offer a complete range of services for all types of emergencies. Our Emergency Department team consists of in-house physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice providers specializing in emergency medicine, trauma care, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric life support techniques.
Our average wait time to see a provider is 16 minutes, compared to a national average of 58.1 minutes (as reported by the CDC). There is a physician on duty 24-hours a day, every day of the year, to meet the needs of the Emporia, Kansas area community.
When to visit the Emergency Room:
Illness, injury, symptom or condition so serious that a reasonable person would seek care right away to avoid severe harm.
- Chest pain or pressure
- Weakness/numbness on one side
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty breathing
- Fainting/change in mental state
- Serious burns
- Head or eye injury
- Facial lacerations
- Severe cuts that may require stitches
- Broken bones and dislocated joins
- Severe cold or flu symptoms
- Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy
- Unbearable pain
When to visit Express Care:
Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Express Care provides fast, convenient care for non-emergency illnesses and injuries for Emporia, Kansas and the surrounding communities. Located on-site at Newman Regional Health, Express Care is open seven days a week and no appointment is necessary.
Monday – Friday: 1 pm – 9 pm; weekends and holidays: 10 am – 6 pm (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas)
- Rash or skin irritation
- Coughs, colds & sore throats
- Sprains or strains
- Mild asthma
- Mild Burns
- Urinary tract infections
- Ear, nose & throat infections
- Minor cuts that may require stitches
- Physicals for sports or school
Clinical Decision Unit
The CDU is a special observation unit within the Emergency Services Department at Newman Regional Health that provides special attention to patients with chest pain, suspected myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke, Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA – Stroke-like symptoms that resolve themselves), gastrointestinal disorders and more. The unit also provides care for patients that are too sick to be safely discharged home.
Critical Care Transport
Depending upon several factors during the treatment of a patient when it becomes necessary to transport the patient for specialized medical care, Newman Regional Health relies on partners with Lyon County EMS and LifeSave Transport to provide critical care transport.
These critical care transport teams are comprised of highly trained and dedicated crews that safely and quickly provide patients the transport medicine necessary.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
A team of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are available 24-hours a day, every day, to examine adult and child sexual assault victims and collect forensic evidence. They are part of the area Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).