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Emergency or Urgent Care vs. Convenient Care

We realize illnesses and injuries don't always happen during your doctor's business hours. Meritas Health primary care offices, Meritas Health Express clinics, Meritas Health Urgent Care and North Kansas City Hospital’s Emergency Department offer a range of healthcare services to meet your every need. With input from your doctor and the resources below, you can choose what's right for you.

Meritas Health Medical Offices

Benefits

  • Doctor knows your medical history
  • Monitors and manages your health
  • Provides preventive care
  • Refers to specialists

Best For

  • Asthma, allergies, diabetes, blood pressure and other chronic conditions
  • Back pain, broken bones, burns, cuts, eye injuries and sprains
  • Colds, earaches, fevers, flu, migraines, rashes and sore throats
  • Routine health exams, physicals and vaccinations

Hours

Weekdays

Cost

$$*

Appointment Needed

Yes, although some same-day appointments are available.

Locations

Meritas Health has more than 35 locations.

Meritas Health Express

Benefits

  • Walk-in for minor illnesses and injuries (adults and children 18 months and older)
  • Evening and weekend hours
  • Staffed by nurse practitioners
  • Located in local Hy-Vee stores

Best For

  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Earaches, sore throats and sinus infections
  • Immunizations
  • Minor illnesses and injuries
  • Physical exams
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Wellness screenings

Hours

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meritas Health Express is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

Cost

$$*

Appointment Needed

No

Locations

Meritas Health Express Gladstone
7117 N. Prospect Ave.
Gladstone, MO 64119
816-691-5050

Meritas Health Express Liberty
109 N Blue Jay Dr.
Liberty, MO 64068
816-691-1424

Meritas Health Express 64th Street
5330 NW 64th St.
Kansas City, MO 64151
816-691-3065

Meritas Health Gashland Urgent Care

Benefits

  • Immediate care for urgent, but not life-threatening, conditions
  • Evening and Saturday hours
  • Staffed by doctor

Best For

  • Allergic reactions
  • Eye injuries
  • Infections
  • Minor wounds
  • Muscle and bone injuries
  • Severe pain
  • Skin conditions
  • Strep throat
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

Patients are seen on a walk-in basis for urgent care needs only. Prescriptions for pain medications are not given during after-hours care.

Hours

Monday-Friday: 3-8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday: 10a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost

$$$*

Appointment Needed

No

Location

9411 N Oak, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64155
816.436.1800

Meritas Health Gashland also is open from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, for clinic appointments. The practice provides comprehensive care in pediatrics, internal medicine, gynecology, cancer screening, minor surgery, nutritional counseling, preventive medicine and gerontology.

North Kansas City Hospital Emergency Department

Benefits

  • Treats serious and life-threatening conditions
  • Open 24/7
  • Staffed by physicians, nurses and other providers

Best For

  • Broken bones
  • Chest pain or stroke symptoms
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Face or eye trauma
  • Poisoning
  • Serious injuries or burns
  • Stomach pain (severe)
  • Uncontrolled bleeding

Hours

Open 24/7

Cost

$$$$*

Appointment Needed

No

Location

2800 Clay Edwards Drive
North Kansas City, MO 64116
816.691.2098
Located on the north side of the North Kansas City Hospital campus

Meritas Health Care Options

Many of our locations are near North Kansas City Hospital, a 451-bed acute care hospital located at I-35 and Armour 210. Together, North Kansas City Hospital and Meritas Health’s network of physicians provide care in nearly every area of medicine.

When you are part of the Meritas Health network, your electronic medical record is automatically connected to other Meritas Health and North Kansas City Hospital physicians, resulting in seamless, coordinated care.

Call 911 if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency.
* Please consult your insurance provider for your copay.

When to Call 9-1-1

Call 9-1-1 if your emergency is life-threatening. Such emergencies include:

  • Choking
  • Head injuries that result in a loss of consciousness, fainting or confusion
  • Interrupted breathing
  • Lightning strike or electric shock
  • Neck or spine injuries with loss of feeling or movement
  • Seizures lasting three to five minutes
  • Severe burns
  • Severe chest pain or pressure

Convenient Care

  • Emergency Care or Urgent Care