Whether you have a life-threatening emergency or you need immediate care for a broken bone or another health problem, you can trust the experienced emergency care team at University of Missouri Health Care.

Our streamlined emergency care makes sure you get help fast, 24/7. In fact, our patient visit times are among the shortest for an academic health center — we’re among the top 10 percent in the country.

Our emergency team works closely with MU Health Care specialists. As an academic medical center, we’re on the leading edge of health care, offering the latest treatments and advanced care in all medical specialties.

When you arrive, we’re ready

When you go to a MU Health Care emergency room (ER), you can be confident you’re getting the highest-quality care in the region.

To deliver the best, most timely care, we’re always looking for new ways to improve. Along with our own ambulance service, which has advanced life-support capabilities, we partner with local and state organizations to provide helicopter transport.

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) on our helicopter transport have access to the latest technologies to begin lifesaving treatment as quickly as possible. These include everything from diagnostic equipment to lifesaving therapies that stabilize time-sensitive conditions such as heart attacks and strokes.

By working closely with first responders, we make sure you’re well cared for as quickly as possible. You’ll get the highest level of fast, efficient care the moment you come through our doors.

Leading emergency care in central Missouri

As the only Level I Trauma Center in central Missouri, we’re able to provide complete care — prevention, diagnosis and treatment — for the most serious injuries and illnesses, including burns. It’s comforting to know that when you come to us for emergency care, you’re being cared for by a team that’s sought out for their expertise.

Here’s why we can deliver the most advanced emergency care in the region:

  • Our expert team. We have the only board-certified team of ER doctors in central Missouri — at both of our emergency rooms. Our doctors’ specialized training means you’ll have access to more high-quality services, your needs will be quickly assessed, and you can count on thorough, efficient care.
  • Lifesaving stroke and heart attack care. Our emergency team can quickly recognize and treat heart attacks and strokes, which is crucial when every second counts. Emergency doctors work closely with heart care and neurology (nervous system) specialists to deliver the highest level of care. In fact, MU Health Care has attained the highest designation as part of the Missouri Time Critical Diagnosis System for trauma, stroke and STEMI (a specific type of heart attack), meaning you can rest assured you’re receiving the highest-quality care.
  • Specialized care. We offer emergency care for children and pregnant women, as well as specialized care for women at our Women’s and Children’s Hospital. We also provide care in all medical specialties. Whatever care you need — whether it’s for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, orthopaedic injuries or any other condition — you’ll get it here.

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