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Emergency Medicine Services
When things don't go as planned and you find yourself in an emergent situation, our Emergency Medicine staff is prepared to help 24/7/365. The team is ready to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, intensive care, stabilization and emergency operations for patients of all ages.
Find out more about our emergency services:
- Conditions and consultations
- Diagnosis and treatments
- Emergency medicine specialists
- Emergency Medicine locations near you
- Emergency Medicine specialists near you
Conditions and consultations
We treat a variety of serious conditions that need care fast. If you have nonemergent health concerns, learn about your care options.
Conditions we treat include:
- Blood clots
- Broken bones and fracture care
- Chest pain or pressure
- Head injury
- Heart attack
- Severe abdominal pain
- Sexual assault and rape
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden, severe headaches, paralysis or weakness
- Traumatic injury
- Uncontrolled bleeding
Diagnosis and treatments
We specialize in diagnosing and treating patients for severe and life-threatening situations that require immediate medical attention.
Services we provide to treat you include:
- Instant communication with thousands of Mayo Clinic experts
- Rapid access to multiple specialties, including:
- Operating room availability 24/7/365 for emergency cases
- Orthopedic trauma surgery
- Advanced diagnostic and treatment capabilities, such as ultrasound, helical CT, interventional radiology, MRI, angiography and cardiac cath lab
- Sexual assault nurse examiners — specially trained nurses care for those who have experienced sexual assault or abuse
- Telemedicine — connects patients and emergency providers from two or more locations
- Specially trained doctors remotely evaluate patients, make diagnoses, and provide support and treatment recommendations to rural hospitals
- Doctors communicate using digital video cameras, internet telecommunications, robotic telepresence, mobile devices and other technologies
- Telestroke — increases the possibility that stroke patients receive clot-dissolving therapies, called thrombolytics, or other clot-retrieving procedures in time to reduce disability and death resulting from stroke
- Trauma care, including American College of Surgeons verified trauma centers
Emergency medicine specialists
The Emergency Medicine team is extensively trained to deliver the best emergency care, so you can expect the same excellence of care and staff teamwork regardless of which location you visit. Our physicians are board-certified in emergency medicine. Our registered nurses are required to have pediatric advanced life support (PALS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and trauma nurse core competency (TNCC) training. Our providers also have instant communication with thousands of Mayo Clinic experts.
Our specialists include:
- Emergency medicine physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants
- Stroke nurses
- Trauma physicians and nurses
Additional care and therapies may be provided by:
- Cardiac surgery
- Mayo Clinic Ambulance helicopter
- Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery
- Respiratory Therapy
- Spiritual Care
What should I expect during my appointment, and what should I bring?
While there is no typical visit to the Emergency Department, you'll likely spend time in the waiting room, register for your visit, talk with a provider in an exam space to form a treatment plan and get diagnostic tests as needed. If you are unconscious, the care team will give you the care they feel is required. If warranted, you will be transferred via ambulance or helicopter to a facility that can provide the care you need.
If possible, bring your current prescription information.
How long does an appointment take?
The appointment length depends on your specific medical situation or concern and the quantity of patients being cared for. Patients with more emergent needs will receive care first.
What are my payment options, and do you offer financial assistance?
Visit the billing page of your preferred location for information on insurance, billing and payments.
We serve patients in difficult financial circumstances and offer financial assistance to those who have an established need to receive medically necessary services. Learn more about financial assistance options.
What follow-up care do you provide after treatment?
In necessary, we will recommend that you follow up with your primary care provider or see a specialist.
Do you have an after-hours number in case of emergency?
Always call 911 in case of emergency. For after-hours help for other issues, review our convenient care options.