Here For You In An Emergency – Emergency Department

When you need help the most, we’re here for you. Whether you’ve had an accident or are seriously ill, our emergency department is ready for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our emergency department is staffed by board-certified doctors experienced in emergency medicine and trauma stabilization. From broken bones to life-saving care, we provide a full range of emergency medicine for adults and children.

You’ll receive a thorough evaluation and treatment plan by trained professionals. Their experience leads to timely diagnoses and referral if needed. Day or night, you’ll receive prompt, personalized attention from staff that considers your care a top priority.

Quick Care

Our goal is to have you consulting with a doctor within 20 minutes of your arrival. Wait times will depend on the number  of patients in need and which patients need to be seen first  at the time you arrive at the Emergency Department. We offer an alternative to long waits in metro hospital emergency rooms.

Conditions We Treat:

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Unconsciousness
  • Severe bleeding
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Poisoning
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Moderate to severe burns
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Serious head, neck or back injury
  • Loss of limb or severe broken bone

Convenient Location

Northfield Hospital is located within 15 - 20 minutes of most surrounding communities including Lakeville and Farmington. A short drive to Northfield usually means a much shorter wait for care than in metro hospital emergency rooms.

Advanced Specialty Care

When more specialized care or consult is required and not available at Northfield Hospital, we will arrange a seamless transition to one of our premier providers. As an independent organization, we partner with Mayo Clinic, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center and University of Minnesota Medical Center, providing you with access to the best resources for all your emergency needs. We will send you to the best care facility for you based on your specific medical problem and your personal preference.  We are proud advocates for patient choice. If needed, urgent transport will be arranged.

Urgent Care – Lakeville, 952-469-0500

An alternative to an Emergency Department visit is Urgent Care. Urgent Care Lakeville is located in the FamilyHealth Clinic – Lakeville and offers high-quality, immediate care. Walk-ins welcome – you don't need to be a current patient. Urgent Care Lakeville is staffed by Northfield Hospital emergency department providers with experience in emergency medicine. Their experience leads to timely diagnoses and referral if needed. They treat most injuries and illnesses with no appointment needed. We treat adults and children in our comfortable clinic location. The scope of service is greater than that of a retail minute clinic, but more cost-effective and timely than a visit to a hospital emergency department. Common conditions treated at Urgent Care include:

  • Rash, Poison Ivy
  • Non-life threatening allergic reactions
  • Sprains and broken bones
  • Bleeding, cuts that might require stitches
  • Foreign object in the eye or nose
  • Ear infections
  • Eye infections (pinkeye)
  • Sinus infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • New onset back pain
  • Fevers (Infants over 3 months of age - Adults)
  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Cough / Pneumonia
  • Minor Headaches
  • Acute Nausea and Vomiting
  • Acute Diarrhea
  • Mild Dehydration
  • Sore Throat
  • Mild to moderate Asthma
  • Minor Burns or bruises


Northfield Hospital

(507) 646-1000
(507) 646-1481
24 hour services
2000 North Avenue, Northfield, Minnesota 55057