The Urgency Room fills the gap between urgent care and emergency care—especially for instances of dehydration, nausea and vomiting. Staffed by board-certified physicians, our standalone facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment to treat your injuries, ailments and illnesses. With The Urgency Room you won’t have to wait in a crowded waiting room only to be passed from person to person before getting the care you need. When minutes matter, come to The Urgency Room.

Our three locations are open 365 days a year, including holidays, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Situated in Woodbury, Vadnais Heights and Eagan, The Urgency Room is the quick and convenient alternative to overcrowded and understaffed emergency rooms for residents throughout the Twin Cities.

Owned and operated by the Emergency Physicians Professional Association (EPPA), our physicians have the experience and know-how to get you expert medical care when it’s most urgent. Everything we need to treat infants to adults for coughs and chronic pain to broken bones is on-site and ready at the helm.

If you want to see more of what we’re about or what we offer, check out our virtual tour of one of our facilities. Our friendly and amicable staff is always on-hand to take your calls and answer any questions you may have, too. When minutes matter, come to The Urgency Room for dehydration, nausea and vomiting.

What is dehydration?

Dehydration kicks in any time the body loses more fluid than is being taken in. Even if you aren’t taking in water or hydrating yourself, your body is still expelling water as it moves out of individual cells and out of the body. Our bodies are even expelling water as we exhale and through other means, such as sweat, urine and stool.

Water is crucial our bodies: In fact, 75% of our weight is because of water. Dehydration is in full swing when the body stops being able to function normally.

There are three stages of dehydration:

Mild: This stage is easily resolvable if you take in fluids, water or electrolytes that were lost during activity. Symptoms most associated with mild dehydration are thirst, dry mouth and darkening urine.

Moderate: Moderate dehydration can also be identified by excessive thirst and a dry or sticky mouth, but it also comes with symptoms such as infrequent urination, unusually dark yellow urine, dry skin, headaches and muscle cramps. You may notice the skin on your hands is dry or even stiff. Moderate dehydration can often be reversed at home by drinking more water or liquids with electrolytes.

Severe: Severe dehydration is a medical emergency and care should be sought right away. Symptoms pointing to severe dehydration include shock, sunken eyes, listlessness, dizziness, confusion, irritability and shriveled skin. If you’re experiencing severe dehydration, you might not be urinating at all and if you do, it’s very dark yellow or amber in color.

Dehydration can result from a number of activities. One way is to simply not be taking in enough fluids to keep up with how much your body is losing throughout the day. Other ways to become dehydrated include exercising, vomiting, severe diarrhea or fever.

If you’re concerned that you may have mild to severe dehydration, our physicians can help you. If you’re unsure of why you’re becoming dehydrated or if you need help becoming rehydrated, our staff and facilities are more than capable of assessing, diagnosing and treating dehydration to get you back on your feet.


Nausea is unpleasant and can quickly escalate and ruin your day. The causes of nausea are widespread and it is often a symptom of another medical issue. Here are some possible sources of your nausea:

  • Stomach flu
  • Motion sickness
  • Morning sickness
  • Migraine/dizziness
  • Alcohol misuse
  • Depression
  • Food poisoning
  • Middle ear infection
  • High fever
  • Meningitis

These are more common reasons for experiencing nausea, however there are hundreds more possibilities ranging from milk allergies to cancer and reactions to medication. Most nausea can be treated with over-the-counter medicines or other treatments previously discussed with your doctor. However, if your nausea is persistent or is accompanied with other symptoms such as fainting, confusions, vomiting, high fever, chest pain or blurred vision, it’s time to seek medical care.

If you live in Minneapolis, St. Paul or surrounding Twin Cities neighborhoods, come to The Urgency Room. Our physicians will be able to see you quicker than if you went to a typical emergency room and our services will cost you less. Don’t wait around, ignoring your symptoms, when you need medical attention as soon as possible.


Much like dehydration and nausea, the cause for vomiting can be difficult to pinpoint. Oftentimes, nausea and vomiting go hand in hand within the world of symptoms. Vomiting can come in waves and through involuntary contractions in the walls of the stomach. The contents of vomit are always from the stomach, although coughing up mucus from the lungs can be confused as vomiting at times.

Both nausea and vomiting are controlled by the part of the brain responsible for involuntary bodily functions. Many of the causes of nausea are the same for vomiting:

  • Food poisoning
  • Stomach flu
  • Severe migraine
  • Motion sickness
  • Alcohol misuse

Vomiting can also be a side effect of cancer, tumors or eating disorders among many other reasons. If you’re unsure of what is causing vomiting, or if it is persistent and uncontrollable, come to The Urgency Room. We can assess and treat those who are vomiting to help quell the action and start you on your road to recovery.

The Urgency Room can get you back on your feet fast!

There are times where dehydration, nausea and vomiting all happen as a result of each other. It is possible for dehydration to cause nausea, which then causes vomiting. By coming to The Urgency Room of Eagan, Woodbury or Vadnais Heights, you’ll be on your way to health quicker than ever.

Not only can we help you in our facility, but we can help you at home, too. With our extensive library of after-care videos, you can learn how to take care of yourself after you’ve left our physicians. Our first priority is your health and well-being.