Emergency Care at Fairview Ridges Hospital

Award-winning Emergency Care at Fairview Ridges Hospital

In an emergency, call 9-1-1.


Emergency patient Josh with his mom, Leanne

The Emergency Department at Fairview Ridges Hospital cares for everything from minor injuries to life-threatening events. We're the busiest and best-equipped Emergency Department south of the Minnesota River, seeing about 53,000 patients each year.

Our physicians are highly trained and board-certified in emergency medicine, providing exceptional care 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Read Josh's story for an account of how our ER went above and beyond when he came in with stomach pain.

Innovation of the Year Award
Our ER team reduced the average wait time to see a doctor to 17 minutes in 2013. The Minnesota Hospital Association recognized their hard work with an Innovation of the Year Award for patient care.

We specialize in pediatric emergency care
Our physicians, nurses and caregivers have vast experience in and care deeply about pediatric medicine. We are the only pediatric emergency department in the Minnesota River Valley and treat about 12,000 pediatric emergency patients each year.

Why you'll choose our Emergency Department
  • The average wait time to see a physician here is less than 20 minutes. Each situation is different and the staff assess each patient's needs to make sure the most critical patients are handled immediately.
  • We feature the only pediatric emergency care in the area, treating more than 12,000 kids each year. Additionally, we provide access to Child-Life specialists who can help make an ER visit less scary for your child.
  • We rank in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for patient satisfaction.
  • Board-certified emergency physicians are available 24 hours a day.
  • You’ll have access to the latest advancements in monitoring and imaging.
  • Experienced staff members specially trained in emergency medicine are available 24/7.
Additional services

Urgent Care and Fairview Clinics
Try one of Fairview’s Urgent Care locations if you need fast, same-day care for an illness that is not an emergency or life-threatening.

Additionally, Fairview Clinics offer 24/7 scheduling and same-day appointments.
Conditions we treat

  • Broken bones and cuts from accidents and falls
  • Confusion
  • Concussions
  • 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
  • Unconsciousness
  • Uncontrolled bleeding

Programs and services

  • Evaluation and treatment of medical conditions
  • X-ray and imaging
  • Catheterization lab
Discrimination is Against the Law. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and Minnesota laws. We do not discriminate against, exclude or treat people differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. Please see our Patients’ Bill of Rights.
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