Mercy Emergency Department - Joplin

Part of Mercy Hospital Joplin
100 Mercy Way
Joplin, MO 64804

Main Entrance: Emergenccy

Phone: (417) 556-2300
Fax: (417) 556-2906
Open daily 24 hours
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Mercy's expertise is never more evident than in emergency situations. Our Emergency Department has expanded with more space and functionality than ever before. As a certified Level II trauma center, Mercy Hospital Joplin's Emergency Department is prepared to care for you whether you suffer a heart attack, stroke or physical trauma.

Our Emergency Department has 21 exam rooms, 6 trauma rooms, 5 behavioral health rooms and 3 triage rooms, and a large, comfortable waiting area.

At any time, day or night, we have surgeons and anesthesiologists ready to tend to you or your loved one, plus quick access to physicians in orthopedics, neurosurgery, internal medicine and other specialties. We equip our staff with top of the line cardiac monitoring systems, enabling them to take care of even the most critical patients. And, when seconds count, we offer Mercy Life Line air medical service with the most experienced pilots and staff, and two on-site helipads.

The Emergency Department at Mercy Hospital Joplin now has the same care you've come to trust, but now offers the newest equipment and facilities to ensure you receive the best care in the region.

SANE Program

The Emergency Department and Trauma Center at Mercy Hospital Joplin offers comprehensive, around-the-clock care and counseling for victims of sexual assault. Through a program called SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner), specially trained providers deliver prompt medical exams, compassionate emotional support and what-to-do-next counseling. For female and male victims, this includes:

  • 24-hour access to free forensic sexual assault exams and evidence collection
  • Victim anonymity
  • Coordinated efforts with local law enforcement and judicial system to provide justice for survivors of sexual related crimes
  • In-house social workers to help coordinate safe shelter
  • Complete medical screenings available upon request
  • Assistance with treatment plans for children
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) treatment and family planning counseling upon request
  • 24-hour access to a sexual assault advocate to support you through the process

The first step is the hardest. You did not deserve this. You are not alone. Let us help you.

To receive SANE services, it is best to visit our Emergency Department as soon as possible after the assault, but at least within five days. Try not to drink, chew gum, eat, change clothes or shower. However, if you did these things, that’s okay. You should still come to the hospital.

If you are unsure about what to do, please call 417-556-2300 and we will get a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner on the phone with you. Through our Emergency Department, we are available 24-hours a day with the expert medical care and support you need. 

Coordinated and Compassionate Care

Help for Victims of Sexual Assault

Learn about how the SANE program provides special services and advocates for victims.

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