Emergency Department

Our Emergency Department understands your needs during a medical emergency.

All patients receive emergency care from a team of medical providers, nurses and staff who bring generations of experience, expertise, and compassion, providing around-the-clock expert care, as well as diagnostic imaging assessments and lab testing.

The American College of Surgeons, in concert with the Kansas Advisory Committee on Trauma, has certified the Onage Hospital as a Level IV Trauma Center. Onaga Hospital has also received accreditation from the American Heart Association as an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital.

Both the Onaga and St. Marys Hospitals participate in the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline Kansas and Project 10/30.

When deciding whether to go to the Emergency Department or to a Family Practice Clinic, go to the Emergency Department for the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain.
  • Stroke or stroke-like symptoms.
  • Obvious fracture.
  • Breathing difficulty.
  • Uncontrollable bleeding.
  • Sudden dizziness or weakness.
  • Coughing or vomiting blood.
  • Pregnancy complications.
  • Severe abdominal pain.
  • Severe lacerations.
  • Vision changes.
  • Loss of consciousness.

When you first enter the Emergency Department, there is a triage process. A specially trained registered nurse will assess your symptoms to determine the severity of your medical problem. Life-threatening and critical injuries will be treated first. Patients who require additional care can be admitted to CHCS’s hospital, just down the hall from our emergency department.

Emergency Medical Transport, providing high-quality medical care to critically injured or ill patients during transport, is also available at both the Onaga and St. Marys Hospital Campus.

You can trust that you will receive compassionate care at CHCS.

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