Emergency Care at Fairview Southdale Hospital

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. Our experienced team of board-certified emergency physicians and emergency-trained caregivers is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to diagnose and treat injuries and concerns as quickly as possible using the most advanced technology available. More than 45,000 patients trust us to care for them every year.

We provide the specialized care our patient's need
If services are required beyond emergency care, our patients can benefit from the full range of specialty services that include cardiology, vascular, oncology, neurological and orthopedic care. Emergency department physicians and staff have ready access to specialty providers and caregivers who provide comprehensive care.

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

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 .

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.
Discrimination is Against the Law. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws. We do not discriminate against, exclude or treat people differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.
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