Emergency and Trauma Care -- We're ready, 24/7
As one of Minnesota’s Level III Trauma Centers, our Emergency Department cares for everything from minor injuries to life-threatening events. Highly trained and board-certified in emergency medicine, our physicians provide you with exceptional care – 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
Have you—or someone you care about—received a sudden, unexpected injury? That’s what we call trauma. Examples of trauma are: a fall from a ladder, a broken bone or injuries received in a car accident. We handle all of these—and many more—at our Level III Trauma Center.
In a life-threatening situation, the best course of action is to call 9-1-1. Do not wait. Every minute counts.
We’ll quickly determine the right course of treatment for you. You’ll have access to physicians working across a wide range of specialties: heart and artery, cancer care, brain, nerve and spine, or muscle, bone and joint. More than 27,000 patients trust us to care for them every year.
- Board-certified emergency medicine physicians available 24/7
- Surgery staff onsite
- 24-hour orthopedic surgery coverage
- Digital imaging including X-ray, MRI and CT scanners.
- A highly skilled and experienced team of Emergency Department staff
- An adjacent outpatient observation unit
- An intensive care unit only steps away from the Emergency Department
Our training never stops
For example, all of our Emergency Department staff train regularly using SimMan®, a computerized mannequin. This allows them to create mock trauma situations to sharpen teamwork and communication skills in preparation for real-life trauma situations.
We provide the specialized care our patient's need
After visiting our Emergency Department, our patients work with exactly the specialists they need at Fairview Lakes Medical Center. These could be in fields such as cardiology, oncology, nephrology, asthma and allergy, ENT, gastroenterology, orthopedics, rheumatology, OB-GYN, general surgery and more.
When you need same-day care that is not an emergency, Urgent Care is available at Fairview Lakes Medical Center in Wyoming from noon to 8 p.m. seven days a week. No appointment is necessary. Use the emergency entrance to reach Urgent Care.
- Broken bones and cuts from accidents and falls
- Difficulty breathing
- Heart attack/chest pain
- High fever or diarrhea and dehydration
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Serious burns
- Stroke/loss of function, numbness in arms or legs
- Suicidal or homicidal thoughts
- Uncontrolled bleeding
If you are alone when experiencing these symptoms, do not attempt to drive to the emergency room. Call 9-1-1 immediately. If you are at home and able to do so, unlock the doors to your home, turn on a light and wait for the ambulance.
Emergency Department Insurance and Payment Information
Fairview hospitals accept most major insurance plans. Bring a photo ID (driver’s license, passport, state or military ID are acceptable) and your insurance card with you to the Emergency Department if possible.
To pay your copay or coinsurance, for your convenience, we accept:
- Cash (hours during which cash is accepted may vary).
- Personal checks
- Credit cards – Visa, MasterCard and Discover
If you have questions about your bill or if you would like to make a payment, please call our business office at 612-672-6724.
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Training and experience mean that the Emergency Department at Fairview Lakes Medical Center is prepared for virtually every emergency situation.