Urgent Care

You might seek urgent care for an illness or injury that’s uncomfortable but not life-threatening and does not pose a significant health risk such as:

  • Colds, flu
  • Cuts, scrapes
  • Ear pain/infection
  • Fever
  • Minor burns
  • Sinus and upper respiratory infections
  • Skin rashes, insect bite
  • Sore/strep throat
  • Strains and sprains
  • Sudden back or neck pain
  • Urinary burning

Where to go for urgent care

Call to schedule an appointment with your regular doctor. If possible, your doctor or another member of your Medical Home team will try to see you that day.

  • Gundersen Clinic in La Crosse (608) 782-7300
  • Gundersen Onalaska Clinic (608) 775-8100

If your primary care provider is unavailable or it’s after regular clinic hours, go to:

  • Gundersen Onalaska Clinic – Urgent Care (608) 775-8650
    Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; weekends and holidays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Emergency Services in La Crosse (608) 775-3128
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Sometimes it can be hard to know if you need urgent or emergency care. Emergency Services in La Crosse handles both urgent care cases and emergencies/traumas. All patients are first seen by a specially trained nurse to determine the appropriate level of care. 

NOTE: Emergency Services in La Crosse and Gundersen Onalaska Clinic – Urgent Care are departments of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center so hospital co-pays may apply. From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., all patients who come to Emergency Services in La Crosse—whether they need urgent or emergency care—are charged for an emergency room visit.

Telephone Nurse Advisor

We want you to be sure you're getting the kind of care you need. The Gundersen Telephone Nurse Advisor is there to guide you if you have a sudden illness or injury. Call (608) 775-4454 or (800) 858-1050 before visiting after hours care. The Telephone Nurse Advisor will help you choose the care that best fits your needs.

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