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Emergency Department

The RiverView Health emergency department is a Level IV Trauma Center. The department is staffed by an emergency medicine physician 24 hours a day.

What to expect

Upon arrival, your condition is assessed so patients with the most urgent needs are seen first. We will quickly begin tests and treatment. Once stabilized, you may be released to go home or be admitted to the hospital. If you need additional critical care, we will quickly and safely transport you to a higher-level critical care hospital.

Stroke ready

RiverView's emergency department is also a designated stroke ready facility by the state of Minnesota. We are prepared to evaluate, stabilize and provide life-saving emergency treatment to patients who exhibit symptoms of a stroke. Learn the signs of stroke.

Good for treating

Emergency department patients generally have symptoms that are more complicated than urgent care conditions. Some of these symptoms may include, but are not limited to:

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