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Emergencies

For all emergencies, call 911.

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

Non-emergencies

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.

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Emergency Department

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.

Should I go to the Emergency Department (ED)?

Patients triaged as an Emergency Department patient will have symptoms that are more complicated than urgent care conditions. Some of these symptoms include:

  • severe chest pain/cardiovascular emergencies
  • dizziness
  • palpitations or fast heart beat
  • difficulty breathing
  • sudden or severe pain
  • head injuries, brain injury or stroke/neurological emergencies
  • loss of consciousness
  • confusion or inability to speak
  • speech problems or slurred speech
  • deep or complicated cuts
  • poisoning
  • major burns 
  • broken bones
  • severe abdominal pain  
  • possible 
  • high fever
  • severe eye injury
  • carbon monoxide exposure
  • sudden blindness
  • partial or full paralysis
  • complicated or deep cuts
  • rape
  • suicidal behavior

Emergency medicine team

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

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.

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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.