Emergency Care & Emergency Department
When you need emergency assistance, call 911!
Lakewood Health System’s Emergency Department is a Level III Trauma Center. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Upon arrival to the Emergency Department (ED) at Lakewood Health System, you will be seen by a Registered Nurse who will determine the seriousness of your condition. A Lakewood physician is always on duty in our emergency department, along with specially trained nurses. Physician assistants (PA) and nurse practitioners (NP) also help to staff the ED.
When an emergency situation arises, our skilled professionals and technology are ready to help. We are equipped with ambulances to transport patients to the hospital, and a helicopter-landing pad to transport patients elsewhere in emergency situations. We provide medical/trauma care, crisis intervention, and client education in a caring and confidential environment.
We do not give out medical advice over the telephone. If you have specific questions, there is a nurse hotline number on the back of your health insurance card. If you have an emergency and need to be seen by a medical provider, visit our Emergency Department. Our Staples clinic is open Monday through Thursday until 8:00 p.m., Fridays until 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays for walk-in appointments until noon.
Wondering what it’s like to make a visit to our Emergency Department? Click on the “Documents” icon on the right to learn more about the patient experience.
To maintain patient privacy and ensure medical staff can focus on individual care, only two people are permitted to accompany patients into the ED. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Each time, we were thoroughly cared for by a group of wonderful staff in a very timely manner. After these experiences, we will come back to Lakewood Health System for all our healthcare needs...Alicia Tast
We were greeted immediately and everyone was so friendly and showed concern. Kim was our nurse and she was absolutely wonderful. I felt like she cared about my baby as if she were her own. Dr. Beachy was great. He took the time to listen to everything that was going on and then found the problem and took care of it. About three days later I brought my baby in for a swallow study just to make sure everything was ok and again everyone was great! Everyone so friendly and prompt!Emergency Room Patient
Thanks again for the fast courteous and fantastic care. This ER visit as well as the others that I have had at Lakewood Health System is a day and night difference over other system's I've been to. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the great care!Emergency Room Patient
I brought our son into the Lakewood Emergency Department because he was extremely ill. The care he received in your facility is a shining example of how teamwork in the Emergency Department should work. The exchange between departments and roles appeared seamless. You and your staff should be proud! Please extend our sincere thank you to the team that cared for my son that morning. We feel truly blessed to have him home now and doing well.Verndale, MN Patient