The purpose of the ER is to treat life-threatening illnesses. Consider the following options before you go the ER. If you’re having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
We offer a walk-in clinic every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at our Family Medicine Associates location for individuals who need to treat minor illnesses.
Call your clinic during business hours
Visit our Saturday clinic from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Call the 24/7 nurse line, 816-271-4000
Visit an urgent care facility
You should visit the ER immediately if you experience any of the following:
Chest pain that won’t go away, especially if it spreads to your arm or jaw.
Sweating and vomiting.
Shortness of breath or wheezing that won’t go away.
Strong pain in the abdomen or starting halfway down the back.
Loss of balance or fainting.
Difficulty speaking or confused.
Weakness or can’t move (paralysis).
Your heart beats really strong and fast.
Sudden, really bad headache.
Sudden bad pain and swelling in the genital area or testicles.
Newborn baby with a fever.
Anytime you fall and get hurt and you are taking blood thinner pills.
Loss of vision.
Head and eye injuries.
Broken bones or dislocated joints.
Deep cuts that need stitches – especially on the face.
Bad flu or cold symptoms.
High fevers or fevers with rash.
Bleeding that won’t stop or a large open wound.
Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy.
Seizures without a previous diagnosis of epilepsy.