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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Emergency departments

Abbott Northwestern has two Emergency Departments, one at its hospital in Minneapolis and the other at its WestHealth location in Plymouth.

Minneapolis

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Emergency Department

800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-863-4233


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Plymouth

Abbott Northwestern - WestHealth
Emergency Department

2855 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441

763-577-7160


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Should I go to the Emergency Department (ED)?

Ailments that require emergency medical attention include:

For all emergencies, call 911.

  • broken bones ?
  • severe abdominal pain ?
  • severe chest pain ?
  • possible brain injury or stroke ?
  • head injury ?
  • high fever ?
  • difficulty breathing ?
  • severe eye injury ?
  • carbon monoxide exposure ?
  • sudden blindness ?
  • partial or full paralysis ?
  • complicated or deep cuts ?
  • rape ?
  • suicidal behavior ?

Urgent care

For illnesses and injuries that do not need emergency attention, but require treatment sooner than you can get an appointment at a regular clinic, you can find the care you need at an urgent care clinic.

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Broken bone

If more pressure is put on a bone than it can stand, it will split or break. A break of any size is called a fracture. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open fracture (compound fracture).

Learn more about broken bones in our health library.

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Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly.

Learn more about abdominal pain in our health library.

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Chest pain

Chest pain is discomfort or pain that you feel anywhere along the front of your body between your neck and upper abdomen.

Learn more about chest pain in our health library.

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Stroke

A stroke results when blood and oxygen flow to the brain is stopped or interrupted.

Learn about stroke warning signs in our health library.

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Head injury

A head injury is any trauma that injures the scalp, skull, or brain. The injury may be only a minor bump on the skull or a serious brain injury.

Learn about head injury first aid in our health library.

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Fever

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness.

Learn more about fever in our health library.

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Difficulty breathing

Breathing difficulty involves a sensation of difficult or uncomfortable breathing or a feeling of not getting enough air.

Learn more about breathing difficulty in our health library.

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Eye injury

Eye injuries can be cuts, scratches, objects in the eye, burns, chemical exposure, and blunt injuries to the eye or eyelid. Since the eye is easily damaged, any of these conditions can lead to vision loss if left untreated.

Learn about eye emergencies in our health library.

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Carbon monoxide exposure

Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas. Breathing in carbon monoxide is very dangerous. It is the leading cause of poisoning death in the United States.

Learn about carbon monoxide poisoning in our health library.

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Blindness

Blindness is a lack of vision. It may also refer to a loss of vision that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.

Learn about blindness and vision loss in our health library.

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Paralysis

Muscle function loss is when a muscle doesn't work or move normally. The medical term for complete loss of muscle function is paralysis.

Learn about muscle function loss in our health library.

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Cuts

A cut is a break or opening in the skin. The cut may be deep, smooth, or jagged. Severe cuts affect deep tissues, such as tendons, muscles, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, or bone.

Learn about cuts and puncture wounds in our health library.

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Rape

Rape is sexual intercourse that is forced on a person without his or her permission. It may involve physical force, the threat of force, or it may be done against someone who is unable to give consent.

Learn about rape (sexual assault) in our health library.

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Suicidal behavior

Suicide is the act of taking one's own life on purpose. Suicidal behavior is any action that could cause a person to die, such as taking a drug overdose or crashing a car on purpose.

Learn about suicide and suicidal behavior in our health library.

Emergency Department at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

To contact the Emergency Department, call
612-863-4233.

For all emergencies, call 911.

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Abbott Northwestern's Emergency Department (ED) in Minneapolis annually treats more than 45,000 patients for everything from broken bones to heart attacks. The emergency department is open 24/7.

Emergency medicine team

Our staff includes emergency medical technicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians.

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Because we are a part of Abbott Northwestern, our staff has access to nearly any type of specialist or resources necessary to provide patients with the right care, at the right time in the right location.

Specialized services

Cardiovascular emergencies

Chest pain accredation logo

Abbott Northwestern's Emergency Department partners with Minneapolis Heart Institute® to provide the best possible care for chest pain, aortic aneurysms and other cardiovascular emergencies.

Abbott Northwestern was the first hospital in Minnesota to be accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, primarily because of Minneapolis Heart Institute®'s Level One Heart Attack program.

Neurological emergencies

To treat neurological emergencies like stroke or brain injury, the emergency department has access to the resources and expertise of the Neuroscience Institute.

Clinical Decision and Rapid Treatment Unit

Some patients do not require treatment by the emergency department team, but do need to stay for observation before determining whether they should be discharged. For them, we have a Clinical Decision and Rapid Treatment (CDART) Unit located next to the emergency department.

Other ailments that require emergency medical attention

To contact the Emergency Department, call
763-577-7160.

For all emergencies, call 911.

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Abbott Northwestern Hospital has a second Emergency Department at WestHealth in Plymouth.

All patients receive a screening evaluation. Based on established medical guidelines, a triage nurse determines the appropriate level of care – Emergency Department or Urgent Care.

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Abbott Northwestern - WestHealth Emergency Department

2855 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441

763-577-7160

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Urgent care

For illnesses and injuries that do not need emergency attention, WestHealth also has an urgent care clinic.

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