Urgent & Emergency Care

Getting the appropriate level of care

From minor illnesses and injuries to severe trauma and emergencies—Gundersen Health System offers options to match the level of care you need.

For minor illnesses like an earache or sore throat…
Visit a Gundersen ExpressCare Clinic

For minor ailments, ExpressCare Clinics are easy, affordable and convenient. No appointment needed. Most services are only $55 and may be billed to insurance. For anyone ages 2 and up, whether you receive your care from Gundersen or not.

ExpressCare Clinics treat:

  • Bladder/urinary tract infection (female, age 12+)
  • Bronchitis
  • Common warts
  • Ear pain and infection
  • Flu
  • Insect/tick bites
  • Mononucleosis
  • Pink eye
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Skin irritation and rashes
  • Sore/strep throat
  • Swimmer’s ear
  • Sinus/upper respiratory infections

Other services available (prices vary)

  • Flu/influenza vaccination
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis vaccination
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Simple physicals (sports, camp, daycare)
  • TB skin testing
  • Tobacco cessation

Find an ExpressCare location

For other non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries…
Contact your primary doctor/provider

Try to schedule an appointment with your regular doctor first as he or she is most familiar with your health history. If possible, your doctor or another member of your Medical Home team will try to see you that day. For better service for all patients, please call to schedule an appointment.
Gundersen Clinic in La Crosse
(608) 782-7300
Gundersen Onalaska Clinic
(608) 775-8100

Go to Emergency Services or Urgent Care
If the Clinic is closed or your primary care provider is unavailable, go to Emergency Services in La Crosse or Urgent Care in Onalaska.

Emergency Services in La Crosse handles urgent care cases as well as emergencies. Someone will talk to you about your symptoms to ensure you get the right level of care. Examples of urgent care illnesses and injuries include:
  • 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

Emergency Services in La Crosse
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(608) 775-3128

Gundersen Onalaska Clinic – Urgent Care
Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Weekends and holidays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(608) 775-8650

For serious injuries…
Call 911 or go to Emergency Services

When your illness or injury 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. Gundersen Emergency Services is staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians and is the region’s highest verified trauma center.

Use Emergency Services for:
  • Chest pain/heart attack
  • Numbness or weakness on one side/stroke symptoms
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Broken bones
  • Loss of consciousness/head injuries
  • Severe headache—sudden onset
  • Suicide attempt
  • Severe cuts
  • Alcohol or drug intoxication or overdose
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Pregnancy-related problems (bleeding or abdominal pain)
Emergency Services in La Crosse
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(608) 775-3128

For minor illnesses like an earache or sore throat…
Visit a Gundersen ExpressCare Clinic

For minor ailments, ExpressCare Clinics are easy, affordable and convenient. No appointment needed. Most services are only $55 and may be billed to insurance. For anyone ages 2 and up, whether you receive your care from Gundersen or not.

ExpressCare Clinics treat:

  • Bladder/urinary tract infection (female, age 12+)
  • Bronchitis
  • Common warts
  • Ear pain and infection
  • Flu
  • Insect/tick bites
  • Mononucleosis
  • Pink eye
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Skin irritation and rashes
  • Sore/strep throat
  • Swimmer’s ear
  • Sinus/upper respiratory infections

Other services available (prices vary)

  • Flu/influenza vaccination
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis vaccination
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Simple physicals (sports, camp, daycare)
  • TB skin testing
  • Tobacco cessation

Find an ExpressCare location

For other non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries…
Contact your primary doctor/provider

Try to schedule an appointment with your regular doctor first as he or she is most familiar with your health history. If possible, your doctor or another member of your Medical Home team will try to see you that day. For better service for all patients, please call to schedule an appointment.
Gundersen Clinic in La Crosse
(608) 782-7300
Gundersen Onalaska Clinic
(608) 775-8100

Go to Emergency Services or Urgent Care
If the Clinic is closed or your primary care provider is unavailable, go to Emergency Services in La Crosse or Urgent Care in Onalaska.

Emergency Services in La Crosse handles urgent care cases as well as emergencies. Someone will talk to you about your symptoms to ensure you get the right level of care. Examples of urgent care illnesses and injuries include:
  • 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

Emergency Services in La Crosse
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(608) 775-3128

Gundersen Onalaska Clinic – Urgent Care
Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Weekends and holidays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(608) 775-8650

For serious injuries…
Call 911 or go to Emergency Services

When your illness or injury 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. Gundersen Emergency Services is staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians and is the region’s highest verified trauma center.

Use Emergency Services for:
  • Chest pain/heart attack
  • Numbness or weakness on one side/stroke symptoms
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Broken bones
  • Loss of consciousness/head injuries
  • Severe headache—sudden onset
  • Suicide attempt
  • Severe cuts
  • Alcohol or drug intoxication or overdose
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Pregnancy-related problems (bleeding or abdominal pain)
Emergency Services in La Crosse
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(608) 775-3128

Speak to one of our nurses

If you are unsure of which place you should go for care, contact Gundersen's Telephone Nurse Advisor at (608) 775-4454 or (800) 858-1050.

  • Available 24/7 to answer your questions or address your health concerns.
  • Specially trained registered nurses
  • Help you decide whether you need emergency care or urgent care, an appointment with your regular doctor/provider or if you can handle the problem at home with advice.
  • Free service of Gundersen Health System

Need a primary care doctor/provider?

If you do not have a regular healthcare provider at Gundersen or you have not been seen in the past three years, we can help you establish care with a primary care provider.

New Patient Registration Line: (608) 775-0601

New Patient Registration Line: (608) 775-0601

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