Emergency Room

When emergencies happen, you need a place to go that will deliver a full range of life-saving treatments for children and adults. Our Level IV Trauma Center team consists of experienced, compassionate medical professionals who are available 24 hours per day to care for all illnesses and injuries.

Surgical, nursing, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, radiology and laboratory professionals are ready to respond to your emergency at any time, day or night. The emergency department at Citizens Medical Center offers 24-hour emergency surgery services when a procedure just won’t wait until the next day.

Our Emergency room is equipped with a Telehealth Robot which can transmit and receive video, audio, and navigation directions, and can take measurements by connecting to other devices like otoscopes and ultrasound. This helps patients be evaluated locally, preventing a possible transfer. The Telehealth Robot provides:

  • Tele-Neuro
  • Tele-Stroke
  • Tele-Psychiatry

Call 911 during an emergency

Level IV Trauma Center Certified

The Citizens Medical Center emergency room department is designated as a Level IV Trauma Center, with credentials from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and American College of Surgeons. Citizens Medical Center is also endorsed by the Kansas Advisory Committee on Trauma.

Level IV trauma centers are rural hospitals who are capable of stabilizing seriously injured patients and, if necessary, transferring them to higher level trauma centers for more extensive care and treatment. During emergencies, the team at Citizens Medical Center is a convenient option for northwest Kansas residents needing immediate care. Having a trauma center nearby can mean the difference between life and death.

Our emergency department staff is unable to provide medical advice over the phone. Helpful Information:


100 East College Drive
Colby, KS 67701

(785) 462-7511