Emergency Care

If you are having a Medical Emergency
Please Call 911

What to Expect When You Arrive

When you arrive at the hospital or clinic in Aitkin, you will find free parking on a level lot with handicapped parking spaces as needed. There’s a drive-up entrance with a covered canopy for ease in dropping off or picking up patients.



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

When you have a medical emergency, every second counts. That’s why Riverwood Healthcare Center’s Emergency Services department is a full-time, 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week facility. Riverwood has an on-site helipad for fast air ambulance transportation. Response time is critical to saving the lives of trauma victims and as a Level III Trauma Center, we have the Emergency Room staffed 24 hours a day, with surgeons readily available for emergencies. Riverwood was one of the first hospitals in Minnesota designated as a Level III Trauma Center.

Our emergency medical staff has the latest training and technology to provide the highest level of emergency medical service. 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