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  • Emergency Department – A new, modern facility to provide exceptional care, close to home


    The new Emergency Department, measuring 20,000 square feet, offers a large, light, modern space for patients to receive exceptional medical care from highly-trained doctors and nursing staff using the latest in medical technology.

    District One Hospital's Emergency Department offers advanced diagnostics, radiology and access to medical specialists. A level IV trauma center, the Emergency Department offers resuscitation and stabilization of critically ill and injured patients. The hospital is designated acute stroke ready by the state of Minnesota. Staff is able to stabilize and administer life-saving medications to stroke patients. 

    Boasting fourteen single-occupancy patient exam rooms, three of which are behavioral health rooms, two trauma rooms, cardiac monitoring throughout, pneumatic tube system and enhanced security, the entirely new addition more than doubles the previous space.

    Room in Emergency Department

    Helicopter transfers for critical patients

    District One Hospital's contracted medical helicopter service, North Memorial Health Air Care, is now based in Faribault's municipal airport. Critical patients can be transferred for specialty care such as cardiology, neurology or trauma in a timely manner. From the time of call to arrival, a medical helicopter will arrive at District One Hospital in 10 minutes and be ready to transfer critical patients to the metro or Rochester area in approximately 20 minutes. 

  • Allina Health Mental Health and Addiction Services

    As a man looks on, a young women thinks about whether she needs help.

    Assessment and referral: Questions and answer

    Assessment and referral is a hospital-based service that responds to mental health or substance abuse crisis. Services are provided in the hospital emergency department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • 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.

    Allina Health TeleHealth Network

    TeleStroke brings expert stroke care close to home

    District One Hospital is is a stroke ready hospital.

    Patients have 24-hours access to stroke care experts at United Hospital in St. Paul.

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