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Emergency room and trauma department

Ascension Via Christi St. Francis ER and trauma

The Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Emergency Department in central Wichita, KS is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Emergency Department services are provided by board-certified emergency medicine physicians and nursing staff certified in advanced cardiac life support. Our advanced critical care services include the Wichita's only burn center, state-of-the-art orthopedic surgery and one of the few dedicated stroke care units in the United States.

Come to the ER if you have:

  • Severe pain or injury
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Chest pain
  • Dislocation
  • Foreign objects in the eye
  • Head or spinal injuries
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Overdoses
  • Poisoning
  • Post-operative problems
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Seizures
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Severe asthma or shortness of breath
  • Stroke or stroke-like symptoms

If this is not an emergency please visit our immediate care locations.


Ascension Via Christi Regional Burn Center treats adult and pediatric burn patients in a 12-bed, technologically advanced unit. Burn center nurses and therapists have advanced training and operate under the medical direction of trauma and wound specialists.


As the region's only 24/7 neuro-interventional center, Via Christi Stroke Center is a life-saving resource for patients and hospitals in Wichita and throughout Kansas.


Our trauma center allows patients no longer needing intensive care but still needing close monitoring to move to a less restrictive and more family-friendly environment.

The unit allows new patients whose acuity doesn’t require placement in an ICU to receive closer monitoring than what is provided in the standard floor unit.

The beds have their own staffing plan, typically three patients per nurse, 24 hours a day.