About Our Emergency Departments
- Electronic patient tracking system to facilitate registration and provide our staff with vital medical information.
- Dedicated diagnostic imaging suite with ultrasound, X-ray and a CT scanner.
- Access to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab for patients with suspected heart attacks.
- Emergency department on main campus is staffed by board-certified pediatricians to care for children when they most need it.
- Emergency department on main campus is a Level III trauma center equipped to care for patients.
- Comprehensive stroke care enabling our physicians to use telemedicine technology for real-time consultations with a Mayo Clinic neurologist when necessary.
- Helipads to facilitate the transport of incoming patients.
- A specialized decontamination room for treating patients who have come into contact with harmful chemicals.
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24 hours/7 days a week.
Emergency or Urgent Care?
When to Visit the Emergency Department
If you or a loved one is unconscious, having trouble breathing, has suffered a serious injury or may be having a heart attack or stroke, call 9-1-1.
Other situations that may require a visit to the Emergency Department include but are not limited to:
- Head injuries
- High fever
- Heat stroke
- Serious burns
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- A sudden, very severe headache or loss of vision (possible sign of a stroke)
- Serious cuts or severe bleeding
- Intoxication, overdose or attempted suicide
When to Seek Urgent Care / Walk-in Care
Urgent care centers are same-day clinics that can handle a variety of medical problems that need to be treated right away but are not considered serious medical emergencies. Our walk-in clinic also offers fast, convenient access to medical care for established patients, where you will see board-certified providers including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
A minor illness or injury is something that your family doctor would normally treat, but you may need another treatment option because it is after office hours or an appointment is not available right away. Examples of these types of illnesses or injuries include but are not limited to:
- Sprains, strains or a possible broken bone
- Sore throats and coughs
- Ear infections
- Fever or flu symptoms
- Urinary tract infection
- Skin rashes
- Minor injuries
- Minor burns
- Minor cuts that may only need a few stitches
- Minor animal bites
- Low-grade fevers
- Workman’s comp