The best emergency care in Frankfort, Kentucky

When you need emergency care in Frankfort, Kentucky, you want to know you are getting the best care as quickly as possible. Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s ER is prepared to handle any medical emergency you have, any time of day. Our physicians are board-certified in emergency medicine and have additional training to care for kids.

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We make each emergency visit as quick and comfortable as possible.

We offer a FastTrack ER for less serious illness and injuries. Visit our website or text ’ER’ to 32222 to find out the average ER wait time at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

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Heart attack symptoms

If you’re experiencing heart attack symptoms, get care fast. Heart attack symptoms can be hard to recognize. They can vary from person to person and can mimic many other common problems, such as the flu. That’s why it’s important to be knowledgeable about the different ways your heart can call for help. The faster you get care, the better.
Watch out for:

  • Discomfort, pressure, squeezing or pain in your chest that lasts for more than a few minutes or that goes away and comes back
  • Discomfort in other areas of your upper body including your jaw, neck, shoulder, arm, back or stomach
  • Lightheadedness and fainting
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort
  • Cold sweat
  • Women are somewhat more likely than men to experience shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, back or jaw pain

Heart disease in the number 1 cause of death for men. Heart attack signs in men include shortness of breath, pounding heartbeat and intense pain and discomfort in chest.

Women may have heart attack symptoms with or without chest pain. Heart attack signs in women include dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue, sweating, clammy skin, indigestion and paoin in addomen or back.

Pediatric emergency care

When children have serious emergencies, medical staff must act quickly, always keeping safety at the forefront. That’s why Frankfort Regional Medical Center has implemented the Artemis system, a new electronic medication system, which adds a new level of safety when it comes to giving kids the right amount of medicine in an emergency situation.
The Artemis system is carefully designed to speed up calculations and reduce mistakes. By creating an electronic version, the Artemis system eliminates the potential for medication dosing errors.

Six signs your child should go to the ER

If your child experiences these six signs and symptoms, it may be time to make a trip to the hospital.


Rectal temp higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit in infants under three months.

  • Showing signs of dehydration
  • Fever induced seizures
  • Acting significantly different

Stiff neck

With other symptoms, it could be an early sign of meningitis or Lyme disease. Watch for:

  • Numbness in the back or arms
  • Fever over 100 degrees
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Vomiting or drowsiness

Widespread rash

If a skin irritation doesn’t clear up after a few days, head to the ER if:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Fever, swelling or blistering
  • Headache or joint pain
  • Abnormal bleeding

Tummy troubles

Make the trip to the ER if your little one is:

  • Drowsy, weak or faint
  • Has a hard or swollen belly
  • Has a tender abdomen or unable to walk
  • Unable to pass stool, especially if they are vomiting

Trouble Breathing

Seek immediate care if your child:

  • Has choked on an object
  • Is using their belly to breathe

Bumps, bruises and broken bones

Bump on the head? Watch for these signs:

  • Dizziness, vomiting, drowsiness
  • Inability to speak/slurred speech
  • Inability to balance when sitting or standing
  • Changes in personality or behavior

It might be a broken bone if you see:

  • Loss of movement in limb
  • Bone pushing through skin
  • Area around bone is cold or pale