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Emergency Department

  • When you are hurt or don't feel well, you want quick attention. At Buffalo Hospital, we have the shortest wait times in all of the Twin Cities.

    Our team of emergency doctors and nurses are ready to care for you with the most advanced lifesaving equipment and technology available.

    Our doctors, part of Emergency Physicians Professional Association (EPPA), have a proven record for consistent, impressive improvements in patient outcomes, wait times and patient satisfaction. We also have a wide-range of specialists on call, including orthopedics, cardiac care, neurological and several others.

    Time is critical

    In an emergency, every moment is critical. It's important to get to the closest emergency department.

    Buffalo Hospital has earned a reputation for quick, expert care. If a higher level of care is needed than what is available, our emergency team immediately begins tests and treatments, stabilizes you and arranges transportation by ambulance or helicopter as needed.

    If you need a prescription before going home, InstyMeds, an automated system that dispenses prescriptions, is available in our lobby.

    As a non-profit hospital, we treat all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

  • Frequently asked questions

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  • Emergencies

    For all emergencies, call 911.

    If you cannot get through on 911, call your county phone number.


    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.