Life Threatening Emergencies
When there is a serious injury or other clear threat to life; to obtain paramedic and ambulance assistance:
- Call 911
- Be prepared to say exactly where you are and your situation.
To Obtain Emergency Medical Care*:
Winona Health Emergency Department
Located at 825 Mankato Ave.
Winona, MN 55987
Examples of life-threatening conditions include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Major injury (e.g. open chest wound with trouble breathing, spinal or neck injury with loss of sensation or motion)
- Unconsciousness or unresponsiveness (e.g. drug or alcohol overdose)
- Seizure/Convulsion that will not stop
*Winona State University does not cover visits to the emergency room; they are billed to your insurance.
Although the conditions below may not be life-threatening, you will need a medical evaluation as soon as possible. When Health & Wellness Services is open, go there. For triage questions, you can call ahead to consult the Ask-A-Nurse Message Line 507.457.2292.
Examples of Urgent Conditions:
- Severe pain (chest, abdomen, head or ear), especially with fever
- Asthma (when not responding to usual medication)
- Possible fracture or dislocation
- Laceration (a cut requiring stitches)
When Health & Wellness Services is closed, medical attention may be obtained at off-campus sites.