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Emergency & Trauma Care

Rapid care for serious and life-threatening injuries or illnesses

EMS staff loading a patient into an ambulance.

Our emergency departments at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth and Lake View Hospital in Two Harbors are designed to save lives. Staffed with expert healthcare professionals and equipped with life-saving technology, we are ready for all your medical emergencies.

If you or a family member is experiencing a life-threatening injury or illness, call 911.

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Emergency doctor helping child and mother.

What issues need emergency care?

Call 911 right away if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Continuous vomiting or diarrhea
  • Confusion and/or unusual mood swings
  • Coughing up blood
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Fainting
  • Serious injuries
  • Severe bleeding
  • Sudden difficulty breathing or blurry vision
  • Suicidal thoughts

How long are emergency care wait times?

Wait times at can vary significantly and are influenced by several factors, including the severity of cases and the time of day. Patients with life-threatening emergencies will be prioritized and seen immediately, while others with less urgent issues may experience longer wait times.

Do I need to be a St. Luke’s patient?

No, this service is available to anyone.

How do I know which immediate care option to choose?

See all our immediate care options to find out which option would be best for you.

Referral not required for this service. To see if your insurance company requires one, call the number on your card.

This service is available at these locations.