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Emergency or Urgent Care vs. Convenient Care

Illnesses and injuries don’t always happen during your doctor’s business hours. When you or a loved one experiences a medical emergency or a less serious medical issue after hours or on the weekend, it’s vital to know where to go for treatment. North Kansas City Hospital’s Emergency Department and Meritas Health’s Urgent Care and Express clinics offer a range of healthcare services to meet your every need.

North Kansas City Hospital Emergency Department

North Kansas City Hospital’s Emergency Department sees 66,650 patients each year. We have the experience and reputation you can trust for high quality emergency care day or night. As a Level II Trauma Center, we're equipped to treat even the most critically injured patients close to home.

Visit the Emergency Department for critical or life-threatening issues, such as:

  • Broken bones
  • Chest pain or stroke symptoms
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Face or eye trauma
  • Knife or gun wound
  • Serious injuries or burns
  • Uncontrolled bleeding


Seven days a week, 24 hours a day


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

Meritas Health Gashland Urgent Care

If your medical issue is not life threatening or risks disability, but you feel requires urgent attention, visit Meritas Health Gashland Urgent Care. After regular office hours, our providers continue to diagnose and treat problems, such as:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Eye injuries
  • Infections
  • Muscle and bone injuries
  • Severe pain
  • Skin conditions
  • Strep throat
  • Suturing of minor wounds
  • 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.


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


9411 N Oak, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64155

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.

Meritas Health Express

Our three Meritas Health Express walk-in clinics offer non-urgent convenient care when you need it most — including evenings and weekends.

Nurse practitioners provide services to adults and children 18 months and older. Primary care physicians from Meritas Health offer medical oversight.

Take advantage of convenient care in the Northland when you need a provider for:

  • Blood draws
  • Colds and flu
  • Immunizations
  • Minor illnesses and injuries
  • Monitoring of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and blood pressure
  • Physical exams
  • Skin conditions
  • Wellness screenings


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.

Meritas Health Express Gladstone
7117 N. Prospect Ave.
Gladstone, MO 64119

Meritas Health Express Liberty
109 N Blue Jay Dr.
Liberty, MO 64068

Meritas Health Express 64th Street
5330 NW 64th St.
Kansas City, MO 64151

Meritas Health Medical Offices

Whether you are looking for a doctor close to your home, or convenient to your worksite, Meritas Health has 30 locations in the Kansas City Northland.

Meritas Health is a multi-specialty group practice comprising more than 140 physicians and advanced practitioners with specialties in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Geriatric Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonary, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Endocrinology, Ear/Nose/Throat, Palliative Care, General and Trauma Surgery, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Occupational Medicine and Worker’s Rehabilitation.

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.

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