Time-Critical Diagnosis

Experience counts when minutes matter

Urgent care has convenient locations and extended hours for your medical needsTime-critical diagnosis means expert care is necessary as soon as possible. Every second counts for a patient to survive and recover from life-threatening or disabling conditions such as trauma, stroke, heart attack or severe burn.

Emergency responders begin care and activate the appropriate rapid response team while en route to our hospital. Doctors and nurses at The University of Kansas Health System are ready 24/7 to provide a full spectrum of care for critical patients. 

Level I Trauma Center

Our team of trauma surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, neurosurgeons, orthopedists, plastic surgeons, radiologists, nurses and respiratory therapists can mobilize on a moment’s notice. We’re the region’s only nationally verified Level I Trauma Center, designated by the American College of Surgeons. Only 107 trauma programs in the United States have earned the ACS Level I rating, the highest ranking a program can achieve. We received our Level I verification in September 2000. 


Time lost is brain lost. Strokes are the No. 1 cause of long-term disability and one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Stroke is treatable if you and your doctors act quickly. We have the resources, staff and training to provide the highest-quality care for stroke patients. Our health system was one of the first five healthcare facilities in the nation – and the only one in the region – named an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission


The deadliest form of heart attack, STEMI (ST-elevated myocardial infarction), requires prompt, advanced care. Our highly-trained, dedicated heart attack team works together with EMS professionals, who can activate our STEMI team from the ambulance or helicopter. This greatly increases your chances of survival. Our health system is an accredited Chest Pain Center recognized by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. 

Burn and Wound Care

Doctors and nurses provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for patients with complex burns and wounds. Our multidisciplinary burn care team comprises board-certified plastic surgeons, general surgeons, internal medicine specialists, dermatologists, nurses, physical therapists and nutritionists, and other medical professionals. 

We are the region’s only adult and pediatric burn care facility accredited by the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons.