Emergency Department

Located at:

100 East College Drive
Colby, KS 67701
(785) 462-7511
East of the intersection of Franklin Avenue and College Drive. Locate us.

In case of serious emergency, call 911.

To reach Poison Control, call (800) 222-1222.

The Emergency Department at Citizens Medical Center, Inc. provides a full range of life-saving care to adults and children.  Experienced medical professionals are available at all times to treat all types of illnesses and injuries.  They are supported by an experienced staff that includes professionals in nursing, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, radiology, laboratory, and other related professions.  The Emergency Department provides 24-hour emergency care.

Please note: our emergency department staff is unable to provide medical advice over the phone. 

What to Expect:

When you arrive at the Emergency Department we understand you may be feeling ill, pain, discomfort, stress, and worry.  You will be met by members of our professional staff who will immediately begin the process of assessing and stabilizing your emergency condition. 

Citizens Medical Center complies with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which requires a medical screening exam be provided for individuals who request examination or treatment of a medical condition, regardless of their ability to pay.  If the examination reveals an emergency medical condition, the hospital must also provide either necessary stabilizing treatment or an appropriate transfer to another medical facility.    

Emergency Information Tips:

  • The medical provider or nurse will ask for information about your allergies, medications, medical and surgical history, and current immunizations.  Please help in the collection of this information.
  • Keep with you the name and phone number of someone to contact in case an emergency occurs and you are unable to provide information.
  • Make us aware of any advanced directives you have which may include a living will or durable power of attorney for health care. 
  • Give your child care providers a “consent to treat” form for your child in case of emergency.
  • Please bring a copy of your insurance card with you.

After Care:

After treatment, you will be admitted to the hospital, transferred to another facility, or dismissed.  Upon dismissal, you will be given written discharge instructions. 

Contact Us:
Citizens Medical Center, Inc.
100 E. College Drive
Colby, KS 67701
(785) 462-7511