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
                 Phone: 507.454.3650

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.

Urgent Conditions

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.