Expert emergency care in Frankfort, Kentucky

When you need emergency care, 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 our pediatric patients.

If you are having a medical emergency, always call 911 first. If you would like to speak to a nurse about your symptoms, you can contact our team 24/7 by calling (877) 376-2631.

Our ER offers:

Visit our website or text 'ER' to 32222 to find out the average ER wait time at Frankfort Regional.

Heart attack

If you're experiencing heart attack symptoms, our ER team can offer fast, quality care. As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, our team is committed to providing efficient and effective care for our cardiology patients.

Stroke care

We provide expert care for patients experiencing ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes. Our Joint Commission designation ensures you receive better and faster treatment, allowing for better recovery and better outcomes for you in stroke care.

FastTrack ER

The FastTrack ER at Frankfort Regional is designed to care for less serious injuries and illnesses.

Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., the FastTrack ER is for anyone two years old and older with medical conditions that are not emergencies but require treatment within 24 hours.

Our FastTrack ER is connected to our regular ER, so we can quickly get you more advanced care if you need it. We can also admit you to the hospital, if necessary.

Pediatric-friendly emergency care

If your child is injured or has a minor illness, you want to make sure he or she is treated by a doctor that is trained to care for children. Our team at Frankfort Regional is specially trained in pediatric care and pediatric emergency medicine.

If your child is experiencing these signs and symptoms, it may be time to make a trip to the hospital:

  • Fever
  • Stiff neck
  • Widespread rash
  • Tummy troubles
  • Trouble breathing
  • Bumps or bruises
  • Broken bones

When should I go to the ER?

During a serious health emergency or injury, minutes matter. You should visit the ER if you are experiencing:

  • Head pain (especially if accompanied by high fever, difficulty walking, weakness, numbness, slurred speech or blurred vision)
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Dark or black stool
  • Trouble breathing
  • Pain in your chest, neck, shoulder or side
  • A concussion