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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 Level I trauma center provides 24-hour critical care to any kind of trauma patient with a dedicated intensive care unit and dedicated trauma nurses.