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Emergency Room

Children’s Mercy provides the highest level of complex emergency care to children across the area through two emergency rooms and the region’s only Level I pediatric trauma center. More than 90 pediatric emergency medicine specialists and surgeons on staff are ready to care for your child. Services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If your need is more urgent, please call 911.

High volumes of patients

We are experiencing high volumes of patients due to an increase in viral infections in our community, which has resulted in longer-than-normal wait times. We know this can be frustrating and we greatly appreciate your patience.

Emergency room locations in downtown Kansas City and Overland Park


Children's Mercy Adele Hall Campus | Mildred Lane Kemper Emergency Department

2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO
(816) 234-3430

Please note: the entrance to the emergency room is located on the east side of the hospital, off Holmes Road.

Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas | Tom Watson Emergency Department

5808 W. 110th, Overland Park, KS
(913) 696-8274

Why an emergency room for kids?

Children’s Mercy Emergency Rooms are designed to meet the unique needs of your child.

  • More than 90 pediatric emergency medicine specialists and surgeons

  • Two emergency departments

  • The region's only Level I pediatric trauma center

  • Pain control using Child Life comfort measures

  • Small equipment designed specifically for kids

ER or Urgent Care?

Unsure whether to take your child to the ER or Urgent Care?

Children's Mercy Urgent Care

Children's Mercy Urgent Care provides care for children with minor injuries or illnesses that are not considered life threatening, but require prompt attention. We have three locations to serve you: Overland Park, East Kansas City and in the Northland.

No simple emergencies

When it comes to your child, there are no simple emergencies. We're here to help you 24-hours a day.

For health care professionals

For admissions, consults and transports, call (800) GO MERCY | (800) 466-3729.