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Paynesville Emergency Services

Whether your emergency is an injury or illness — from cuts, coughs and broken bones to heart attacks and strokes — highly trained emergency physicians and nurses are ready to care for you at CentraCare – Paynesville.

Our Emergency Room is Designated as a Level IV Trauma Center.

The Paynesville Area Ambulance Service is on-call to respond to emergencies. In addition to ambulance service, we also have a landing site for helicopters.


LifeLink has six medical helicopters strategically based throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, with the primary response for Paynesville based in Hutchinson. Response time for trauma transports is approximately 18 minutes. LifeLink is essential for critical emergencies such as cardiac and neurological injuries, and acts as a mobile intensive care unit.

Call 320-243-3767.

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

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