Emergency Department

MoBap Emergency Room

At the Missouri Baptist Medical Center Emergency Department, we have created a process that decreases length of stay as well as shortening wait times for those in the ER. Our quality care close to hope ensures that your love one can receive the medical support they need, when they need it most.

When to Go to the ER

Certain medical conditions or symptoms require an immediate trip to the ER

  • Chest pain or discomfort; nausea; shortness of breath (signs of possible heart attack)
  • Numbness in the face, arm or leg; sudden confusion; dizziness; blurred vision (signs of possible stroke)
  • Broken bones
  • Severe cuts with uncontrolled bleeding
  • Major burns
  • Severe allergic reactions to foods or insects
  • High fever that can't be controlled by aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Dehydration associated with persistent vomiting or diarrhea.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 9-1-1.

Wait at home,
not the ER

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