We’re remodeling: Our Emergency Center entrance has been moved temporarily as we improve and expand our patient waiting area. You'll be able to see the temporary entrance from the emergency patient parking lot.
Trusted emergency care in Stillwater and the St. Croix Valley
At Lakeview Hospital, our trauma center is the best-equipped in the area. Our board-certified emergency medical doctors provide 24-hour immediate care – so if something unexpected happens, you have expert help close to home.
Our Emergency Center is certified stroke-ready by The Minnesota Department of Health. In addition, our emergency medicine specialists are the same world class physicians who serve at the Regions Hospital Emergency Center in St. Paul.
We’re designated as a Level III Trauma Hospital by the State of Minnesota and can treat issues from the common to complex for children and adults alike. That might mean an injury, chest pain, shortness of breath, severe stomach pain or bleeding you can’t stop.
In situations when a child needs emergency care, we have the expertise and the partnerships to give pediatric patients the expert health care they need.
Call 911 if you need emergency assistance.
Emergency Center services
We provide expert emergency care for illnesses and injuries. Some of the emergency medical services we provide include:
- Asthma and respiratory care
- Concussions and traumatic brain injury diagnosis and treatment
- CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds and X-rays
- Heart attack and cardiovascular disease treatment
- Mental health care
- Pediatric care
- Stroke care
- Treatment for broken bones, dislocations, sprains and fractures
- Treatment for wounds, lacerations and burns
- Trauma care
What to bring
When possible, it’s helpful to take a moment to grab a few things before you head to the Emergency Room.
- Medications – Bring a list of all the medicines you’re taking. This includes current prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.), and vitamins.
- Medical equipment – If you use any medical equipment on a daily basis, like an inhaler or oxygen tank, remember to bring it with you.
- Personal health record – Bring a list of any recent illnesses, allergies or other health issues.
- Important contact information – You or your doctor might need to contact your loved ones while you are at the Emergency Center. Have phone numbers of important people handy if needed.
- Insurance card – If you have insurance, remember your insurance information to make sure that you’re billed correctly.
Mental health care
If you or someone close to you is in an urgent mental health situation, our emergency mental health care team is ready to help seven days a week.
If you’re experiencing severe depression symptoms, panicked thoughts and trouble breathing, or feel like hurting yourself or someone else, it’s important to get help right away. When you come in, we will evaluate you and connect you with mental health professionals when necessary.
You can call the Emergency Center at
If you are in immediate danger, call 911. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
Care after a sexual assault
If you’ve just experienced a sexual assault, it’s important to seek help immediately. Our experienced nurses will make sure you get the care and support you need. Come to the Emergency Center or call us for more information and instructions about your visit.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
When you arrive to Lakeview Hospital, you’ll see an Emergency sign located on Greeley Street. If you pull into the Emergency Center, you will see an open lot where you can park.
When you arrive, a nurse will check your vital signs, evaluate your condition and ask about your health history. This ensures that the most seriously ill and injured patients are seen first.
Yes, however we recommend that only one family member or friend is with the patient at any given time.
The severity of your medical issue may determine the amount of time you’ll be asked to wait. Patients with emergency medical conditions will be seen immediately.
An emergency is a medical problem that could cause death or permanent injury if not treated immediately. Examples may include severe bleeding, severe breathing problems, and signs of stroke (such as an inability to speak or weakness on one side of the body).
A non-emergency is one that is not life threatening. Some common problems that would be considered non-emergencies include earache, cold and flu symptoms, sunburn, a minor laceration, skin rash or muscle sprain. These types of problems can be treated at an