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Emergency Department

  • Life-saving emergency care - close to home

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  • In emergency medical situations, whether an illness or injury, every moment is critical. And when you need access to exceptional medical care - fast - you can be confident that we're here for you.

    River Falls Area Hospital has been designated a Level IV trauma center by the state of Wisconsin. This designation verifies that River Falls Area Hospital has the expertise and resources to provide care to trauma patients, including stabilization and advanced trauma life support.

    Patients can be assured they will receive safe, high-quality care from our board-certified physicians and nursing team. Evaluation and treatment is provided in conjunction with advanced lifesaving equipment and technology. If a higher level of care is needed, River Fall's emergency team will evaluate, treat and stabilize in preparation for rapid transfer to the most appropriate facility by ground or air transport.

    The River Falls Area Hospital Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a non-profit hospital we treat all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

    Upon arrival, a triage nurse will evaluate patients and determine the level of care required. We pride ourselves on providing efficient care of a wide range of conditions such as earaches, lacerations, infections and fractures, as well as life-threatening conditions such as a heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest.

    Falls Prevention Program

    The Community Falls Prevention Program is focused on helping seniors stay healthy, safe and independent for as long as possible. The community falls team will provide one-on-one consultations, recommendations and education to greatly decrease risk factors for falls.

    Patient story

    Quick thinking proves a lifesaver

    Aquatic supervisor Ken Giske recognized numbness in his left hand as a sign of a stroke. He says the response from the River Falls Area Hospital stroke team saved his life.

  • Emergencies

    For all emergencies, call 911.


    Your primary care provider can help you with preventive care and most same-day needs, including illnesses and injuries. For non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries that require more immediate attention, you can find the care you need at an urgent care location. No appointment needed.

    Allina Health Telehealth Network

    Telehealth brings expert stroke care close to home

    River Falls Area Hospital is designated an acute stroke ready hospital by the State, which means that medical staff is prepared to stabilize stroke patients and administer life-saving medications. Patients have 24-hours access to stroke care experts at United Hospital in St. Paul.

  • Manage your health care – online, anytime.

    View your discharge instructions, access portions of your health records and more with MyChart.  

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