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All of Essentia’s hospitals offer high-quality emergency care for patients of all ages.
In Duluth, Minnesota, pediatric patients benefit from specialized emergency care provided at St. Mary’s Medical Center. This hospital has been verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.
The ER at St. Mary’s has a dedicated pediatric wing with a kid-friendly waiting area and exam rooms. This area is part of St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital and is staffed by medical professionals, including pediatric emergency medicine doctors, who have specialized skills in caring for kids.
If you have life-threatening symptoms, call 911.
A pediatric emergency medicine doctor is a pediatrician with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of children and teens who are acutely ill or injured.
Go to the emergency room (ER) if you or a loved one has a serious or life-threatening illness or injury.
If you need immediate care, but your condition is not life threatening, Essentia offers many services that do not require an appointment, including:
During regular business hours, you can also call your primary care provider with questions or to see if a same-day appointment is available.
Choosing the right type of care can save you time and money. If you’re an Essentia patient, and you’re not sure where to go, call our Nurse Care Line.
Keep your family safe by taking these simple precautions:
In all of our ERs, the most ill or hurt patients are seen first, regardless of when they arrive. As a result, wait times may vary. When you arrive:
Sometimes, your child’s ER doctor may recommend that they be admitted to the hospital or transferred to another facility to receive additional care.
View locations and wait times for Emergency Medicine services near you.
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