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Emergency Department

Emergency Department


Highest level of care

The emergency department at The University of Kansas Hospital is the only nationally verified Level I trauma center in the greater Kansas City area.

Our dedicated, multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and other staff is specially trained to provide patients with the most advanced level of emergency care possible. These professionals are often the first to provide care to people with life-threatening injuries or conditions.

Visitor policy

Currently, no visitors are allowed in the emergency department waiting area with the exception of 1 parent or guardian. One visitor per patient is allowed in the room. Anyone with a fever, cold- or flu-like symptoms or who is COVID-19 positive may not accompany a patient into our facilities.

Emergency department services

Our staff is always prepared to treat any injury or condition, from common to rare, minor to life-threatening.

  • Trauma: This includes severed limbs, gunshot or stabbing wounds and head injuries.
  • Cardiac and pulmonary: This includes heart attack, stroke, severe hypertension (high blood pressure) and respiratory failure.
  • Physical injuries: Common injuries and sports injuries including broken bones, cuts, joint problems and back pain.
  • Hazardous materials: Exposure to biological, chemical and nuclear materials.
  • Common ailments: Treatment for conditions such as colds, flu and infections is available through our urgent care center locations and after hours through the emergency department.
  • Public health issues: These include treatment for rabies, tuberculosis (TB), mumps and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Psychological and psychiatric: We offer treatment and counseling for conditions such as insomnia, bipolar disorder, physical abuse and panic attacks.

Call 911 for emergencies

Our emergency department services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have a medical emergency and need transportation to the hospital, please call 911 immediately.


Directions and parking

4000 Cambridge St., Kansas City, KS 66160


  • For ambulances and patient drop-off, use the driveway marked "Emergency" on the south side of 39th Avenue, west of Cambridge Street. The ED entrance is at the top of the ramp. Take the ramp down to the lower level where limited visitor parking is available. You can also park in the Cambridge Parking Garage across from the hospital's main entrance. To enter the ED, go through the main entrance, turn right, and go to the far end of the Center for Advanced Heart Care.