Your experience at the Mayo Emergency Department
Upon your arrival, a triage nurse will determine the nature and immediacy of your problem. X-rays or lab tests may be performed to help the emergency provider evaluate you more efficiently. Following this assessment, you may be taken directly to a treatment room or be registered by the admitting secretary.
While we make every effort to expedite your care, please understand that patients are treated based on the urgency of medical need. The seriously ill and injured must be seen first. If your condition requires follow-up evaluation and treatment, we’ll provide you with appropriate referral information prior to departure.
Get the most out of your visit:
Be ready to list your allergies
Bring your medicines or list of medicines and your insurance card
Update your address, telephone number, and insurance information, if needed
Identify your primary care doctor and any specialists related to your visit
Tell us if you are pregnant and your obstetrician’s name
If you have any questions or concerns about your visit, please ask your nurse, physician or any other staff member.
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