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 urgent or emergency 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

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

Nationally verified Level II trauma center

Gundersen's Emergency Services is the region’s highest verified trauma center as designated by the American College of Surgeons. This means:

  • Emergency care delivered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Capable of treating the most severe and critically injured
  • Staffed with board-certified Emergency Medicine physicians
  • Trauma specialists available when needed
  • Priority One and Stroke Alert Programs to get care to heart attack and stroke patients fast

Emergency Services in La Crosse and Gundersen Onalaska Clinic – Urgent Care are departments of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center so hospital co-pays may apply.

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