ExpressCare, Urgent Care and Emergency Services

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...

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)

  • Vaccinations: flu, hepatitis B, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Simple physicals (sports, camp, daycare)
  • TB skin testing
  • Tobacco cessation

ExpressCare Clinic

    La Crosse – Village Shopping Center, Inside Festival Foods
    Onalaska – Crossing Meadows Shopping Center, Inside Festival Foods

    Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Sat., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Sun., 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    (608) 775-5858
For non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries...

Contact your primary doctor/provider

Try to schedule an appointment with your regular doctor first. 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 La Crosse Clinic
    • (608) 782-7300
  • Gundersen Onalaska Clinic
    • (608) 775-8100

Go to Urgent Care

If the clinic is closed or your primary care provider is unavailable, go to Urgent Care in La Crosse or Onalaska. 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:

  • 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 inside Emergency Services in La Crosse

    Daily 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    (608) 775-3128

Urgent Care inside Gundersen Onalaska Clinic

    Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
    weekends and holidays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    (608) 775-8650
For life-threatening illnesses or 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
Still not sure...

Call a Telephone Nurse Advisor

Gundersen Telephone Nurse Advisors can answer your questions or help you decide whether you need emergency or urgent care; if an appointment with your primary doctor is appropriate or if you can handle the problem at home with advice. This is a free service of Gundersen Health System.

Telephone Nurse Advisors

    24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    (608) 775-4454 or (800) 858-1050
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