Emergency Room in Lee's Summit

When minor symptoms like dizziness, stomach pain or a fever turn into a medical emergency, you need to get to an ER quick. Trust the ER team at Lee's Summit Medical Center to provide you with the fastest, highest quality emergency care, close to home.

Lee's Summit Medical Center’s ER provides 24-hour care to patients of all ages. Conveniently located on the East side of Lee’s Summit, our hospital proudly cares for residents of Kansas City and the surrounding communities of Eastern Jackson and Johnson counties.

When your little one has a mishap, or those smaller aches and pains turn into a high fever or symptoms that get better and then come back even worse, our pediatric ready ER is here to treat those urgent needs so your kiddo can get back to being a kid.

ER or Urgent Care?

How do you know when a medical condition is serious enough to go to the emergency room? This helpful guide explains the symptoms and conditions that are urgent enough to visit the ER, an Urgent Care, a Walk-in Clinic, or a Doctor's Office. The guidelines can help you decide which healthcare provider makes the most sense for your medical needs, and your budget.

ER or Urgent Care Helpful Guide

Are My Symptoms an Emergency?

Emergencies aren’t always obvious. Many conditions have similar symptoms making it difficult to decipher an emergency from a false alarm. But early treatment can save lives. That’s why it’s essential to know when to seek emergency care. Uncover the differences between commonly confused symptoms and conditions below.

Heartburn or Heart Attack?

Chest pain is the most commonly known clue of a heart attack. But every heart attack is different. And pain can often resemble discomfort, pressure and even heartburn. Learn how to tell if your acid reflux may really be a heart attack in disguise.

Heartburn or Heart Attack?

Migraine or Stroke?

A sudden, severe headache. You feel dizzy, nauseous and are having trouble seeing. A typical migraine, right? Learn how to tell if your migraine may really be a stroke in disguise.

Migraine or Stroke?

Panic Attack or Heart Attack?

Chest pain, a racing heart, shortness of breath, nausea – it can be surprising how similar a heart attack and a panic attack can feel. Learn how to tell if your panic attack may really be a heart attack in disguise.

Panic Attack or Heart Attack?

Stomach Flu or Appendicitis?

Stomach pain, diarrhea and nausea – add in a fever and your symptoms could suggest appendicitis. Learn how to tell if your stomach bug may really be appendicitis in disguise.

Stomach Flu or Appendicitis?

Additional Symptoms & Conditions

Are you experiencing symptoms or think you may have a condition that isn’t listed above? You have a couple of options to get the answers you need.


ER for Children

A trip to the emergency room is never on your to do list. The good news is, HCA Midwest Health has 10 kid-friendly ER locations throughout Kansas City, including Lee's Summit Medical Center. So whether big or small, we’re ready to treat all your little one’s mishaps. In fact, each of our hospitals exceed the national benchmark for treating pediatric emergencies. So when accidents happen, call on Lee's Summit Medical Center for fast, friendly and quality care.

Kids ER Locations

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Fastest Average ER Wait Times

HCA Midwest Health hospitals offer the shortest wait times in the Kansas City area. In fact, our average ER wait times are consistently faster than local and national averages. Plus, we treat more emergencies than any other healthcare system in the region.

2016-17 Averages (Median)

Source: Hospital Compare, July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

4
  Belton Regional Medical Center
4
  Lafayette Regional Health Center
4
  Overland Park Regional Medical Center
5
  Menorah Medical Center
5
  Research Medical Center
6
  Lee’s Summit Medical Center
8
  Centerpoint Medical Center
18 Min
  Kansas City Area Average
20 Min
  National Average

Need Health Advice?

Need help navigating the healthcare system? Good health is important to everyone. And our Healthcare Center is just the tool you need to make better informed decisions about your own care and coverage.

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If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911.

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