Emergency treatment at Mayo Clinic

Read more about evaluation, treatment and follow-up care for patients seen at Mayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine.

Medical emergencies often require immediate medical intervention in the emergency department setting. These emergencies include:

  • Breathing difficulty of any type
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Severe infections including cases of sepsis
  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Heavy bleeding
  • High or sustained fevers
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Fractures
  • Motor vehicle crash injuries
  • Head or neck injuries
  • Sudden severe headaches, paralysis, seizure or stroke symptoms
  • Dehydration