Gundersen La Crosse Emergency

Emergency and Urgent Care

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

1900 South Avenue, Level 1, La Crosse, WI 54601

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(608) 775-3128

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Emergency Services

When you have an illness or injury/trauma that is serious or life-threatening, call 911 or your local emergency number, or go directly to Gundersen Emergency Services in La Crosse or the nearest emergency department.

Sometimes it can be hard to know if you need emergency care or urgent care. Emergency Services in La Crosse handles both urgent care cases and emergencies/traumas. Specially trained Emergency Services staff will get you to the right level of care.

Use Emergency Services for:

  • Alcohol or drug intoxication or overdose
  • Bone fractures
  • Changes in vision or trouble speaking
  • Chest pain/heart attack
  • Confusion or change in mental status
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness/head injuries
  • Numbness or weakness on one side/stroke symptoms
  • Pregnancy-related problems (bleeding or abdominal pain)
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe cuts
  • Severe headache - sudden onset
  • Sexual assault or domestic violence
  • Shortness of breath
  • Suicide attempt or suicidal thoughts or threats
  • Trauma such as a car accident, fall, drowning, violence, fire or sports/recreational injury

Urgent care is for an illness or injury that is uncomfortable but not life-threatening and does not pose a significant health risk, such as:

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

Urgent Care at Gundersen La Crosse and Onalaska Clinics 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.

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Every day, Gundersen Health System delivers great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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