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Emergency room at Via Christi Hospital St. Teresa

Our Emergency Department at 14800 W. St. Teresa in west Wichita, KS has 14 private treatment rooms staffed and equipped to care for patients of all ages in any type of emergency situation.

Your Emergency Department care team will include a doctor and experienced emergency nursing staff with pediatric training and other specialty certifications.

To best serve you, our emergency room has rooms specially equipped for:

  • Pediatrics
  • Orthopedics
  • Critical care
  • Ear, eye, nose and throat

Best of all, CT, MRI, a heart catheterization lab and a full-service laboratory are only steps away, furthering our ability to provide your care in the best possible place – close to home.

Pediatric Friendly

The ER at St. Teresa has a number of amenities that help provide a more "ouchless" experience for children. In addition to an iPad station in the waiting room, those amenities include:

  • A special needle-free syringe device to insert buffered Lidocaine under the skin when doing needle-stick procedures.
  • Comfort holds so that examinations and procedures can be completed without having to physically restrain or traumatize the child.
  • The One Voice method, in which one parent or staff member is designated to soothe or explain what’s happening rather than having multiple people try to do so, which can confuse and overwhelm a child.

Visit a hospital emergency room in case of:

  • Any kind of 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 (call surgical service)
  • Pregnancy problems (call obstetrical service)
  • Seizures
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Severe asthma (respiratory distress)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stab wounds
  • Stroke or stroke-like symptoms

Visit immediate or urgent care in case of:

  • Allergic reactions (mild)
  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Colds
  • Coughs
  • Ear infections
  • Eye irritations (scratches, pinkeye)
  • Fever
  • Flu symptoms
  • Fractures (splinting only)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Insect or animal bites that are not severe
  • Mild abdominal pain
  • Minor burns (including sunburns)
  • Minor cuts, lacerations or abrasions
  • Rashes
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Sinus infection
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary problems or urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Vomiting