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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.

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Emergency Department

Wait times are much longer than usual due to a surge in cases of influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other seasonal illnesses. Learn more.

Get care faster. Try Everyday Online, our 24/7 online care service. Or start a virtual urgent care visit, available on demand 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. 


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About the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Emergency Department

The Emergency Department (ED), also known as the Emergency Room, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis annually treats more than 45,000 patients for everything from broken bones to heart attacks. The emergency department is open 24/7.

When should I go to the emergency room (ER)?

The emergency room is open 24/7 to care for anyone 12 years and older. If you are experiencing a life-threatening illness, injury or infection, call 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. Typically the ER sees patients with symptoms that are more complicated than urgent care conditions, including:

  • 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  
  • high fever
  • severe eye injury
  • carbon monoxide exposure
  • sudden blindness
  • partial or full paralysis
  • complicated or deep cuts
  • rape
  • suicidal behavior

For non-life-threatening illness and injury that requires care quickly, visit the Allina Health Urgent Care – Greenway location in Minneapolis. No appointment needed.

Emergency medicine specialists

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.

Mental health and addiction services provided 24/7 in ED

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Assessment and referral

If your come to the emergency department during a mental health or substance abuse crisis, you will likely be referred for a consultation with a mental health professional to determine the right level of care. Mental health and addiction services are provided in the hospital emergency department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Share your mobile number at check-in to get personalized updates about your visit, including estimated wait times, answers to common questions, lab results and the ability to share real-time updates with your family. No signup or app download is needed.