Emergency Services

For emergencies, dial 911 | Call 563-382-2911 for information

Winneshiek Medical Center Emergency Services offers a quick response when seconds count.  Physician services at the Emergency Department are provided by Mayo Clinic Health System.

Our commitment to you:

We work as a team to coordinate your health care with our interdisciplinary team.

We honor your privacy and protect the confidentiality of your health care information.

We respect your personal values, beliefs, and cultural background.


Meet Our Team
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Emergency Department

The Emergency Department (ED) is staffed by a dedicated, experienced team of physicians, nurses, paramedics and registration staff. The ED has a total of 10 rooms and is a level IV trauma certified hospital. Physician services in the Emergency Department are provided by Mayo Clinic Health System.


The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


901 Montgomery Street
Decorah, Iowa

Park in Lot G on the southwest side of campus.

Mother and son at the Emergency Department

Ambulance Service

Winneshiek Medical Center Paramedic Services, based in the Emergency Department, is a group of highly skilled paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who provide Ambulance / EMS response to all of Winneshiek County. They respond to accidents and other emergencies and are supported by local volunteer first responders, fire, and law enforcement agencies. Winneshiek Medical Center utilizes life-saving aeromedical transportation (helicopters) to tertiary care centers, including Mayo Clinic (Mayo One), Gundersen Health System (Gundersen Air 2), MercyOne North Iowa (Mercy Air Life) and the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics (Air Care).

Winneshiek Medical Center Paramedic Services is staffed 24 hours a day by certified paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) specially trained in emergency care for the sick and injured.


Winneshiek Medical Center ambulance

I love the fast pace and wide variety of patients we serve in the Emergency department at WMC. The 24/7 service is a vital asset to our community. With each patient, we strive to provide an unparalleled experience when it comes to their care.
Kelsey, RN
Emergency Services Stories
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May 23, 2021

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