Emergency Care at Fairview Northland Medical Center

Trusted emergency care; quick results

As a state-designated Level IV Trauma Center, the Emergency Department at Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton cares for everything from minor injuries to life-threatening events. Our physicians are highly trained and provide exceptional care 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.


In an emergency, call 9-1-1

No one plans for an emergency, but when one occurs, Fairview Northland Medical Center’s Emergency Department is ready to care for you or your loved one. And as needed, you’ll have access to a wide range of specialists. We also have surgical staff onsite, and digital imaging including X-ray, MRI and CT scanners.

Short wait times
When you are sick or injured, the last thing you want to do is sit in a waiting room for a long time. Our Emergency Department coordinates your care to get you back home as quickly as possible. In fact, our average time of care from the moment you walk in the door until the time you leave is less than 2.5 hours. At some emergency rooms you can spend that much time in the waiting room alone. 

More than 17,000 patients trust us to care for them every year, and we consistently earn high patient satisfaction results.

Watch Angie and Theresa's emergency story


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.

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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Additional services

Express Care
Try one of Fairview’s Express Care clinics if you need fast, same-day care for an illness that is not an emergency or life-threatening. Find out which conditions should be treated in an emergency room and which should be seen at a Fairview Express Care.

Care team

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
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