Emergency Care

If you are having a Medical Emergency
Please Call 911

We’re here 24/7, safe and ready for your medical emergencies.

Riverwood is a Level III Trauma Center with highly skilled physicians and nurses, and surgical care available for emergencies 24/7.

If you or a family member have a medical emergency—whether it is an illness, a cardiac event, an injury, or another urgent medical concern—don’t hesitate to come to our Emergency Department for treatment. We are fully prepared to care for you.

We have safety precautions in place so you can quickly and safely receive the treatment you need for your unexpected emergency.

Whenever medical emergencies arise, call 9-1-1. We are here for you at any time of the day or night on every day of the year.



Facility Map

Please use this map to find
our emergency room.
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Driving Directions

200 Bunker Hill Drive
Aitkin, MN 56431
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More information

Our emergency medical staff has the latest training and technology to provide the highest level of emergency medical service. Our team works diligently to ensure patients receive the medical care they need.  We have an on-site helipad for fast transfer in or out of our facility.

We provide the initial evaluation and stabilization for any medical problem or traumatic injury. All of our ER providers maintain certifications in advanced cardiac and trauma care.

For information on patients’ rights to emergency medical care regardless of ability to pay, see the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA).  Or see EMTALA in Spanish/Espanol.

Our helipad

  • Medical Air Lift services for Riverwood Healthcare Center are North Air Care and Life Link.
  • Average transport times: 25 min. to Duluth, 30 min. to St. Cloud, and 45 min. to Minneapolis
  • Diagnoses that typically require air lift service: heart attacks, stroke, and trauma injuries