At Franciscan Beacon Hospital, for your convenience and safety, you can let us know when you plan to arrive at the Emergency Department.

Franciscan Health & Beacon Health System have partnered for you.

Acute Care for the Unexpected


Take a Look Inside!

Located in the heart of LaPorte, across from the Slicers’ stadium, our state-of-the-art facility has a 24/7 ER, inpatient rooms and imaging services.

1010 W. State Rd 2
La Porte, IN 46350                                  
(219) 575-6700

Patient laying in bed

Not sure what’s wrong? We’ll help you find answers.

With an average wait time of just 15 minutes, our experienced team of physicians, long-time nurses and specialists will help you understand and alleviate your symptoms. When patients arrive, they can expect individualized attention with quick access to a diagnosis or recommendations for further treatment.

When life takes an unexpected turn, we’re ready for you! Some of the most common medical conditions we care for at our acute-care hospital include:

  • Breaks, sprains and other injuries
  • Cardiovascular issues or concerns
  • Upper respiratory diseases & infections: asthma, COPD, bronchitis, pneumonia, flu and COVID-19
  • Upper & lower abdominal conditions: diverticulitis, pancreatitis, kidney infections, UTIs and pyelonephritis
  • Other moderate to severe health concerns: congestive heart failure, cellulitis, blood glucose or electrolyte imbalances and failure to thrive

Efficient, purposeful care–just for you

Our two, trusted health systems have brought together clinical excellence and compassionate medical experts to deliver care on a more intimate and efficient level. This means we have the ability to spend more time with you when you’re struggling with pain, anxiety or a sudden or prolonged illness. Uniquely designed for personal attention and effective care, our hospital is an alternative to you when minutes matter.

"Through my heart attack, if it weren't for Franciscan Beacon, I wouldn't be here today enjoying my continuing life with my lovely wife."
Don Mansfield

Frequently asked questions

In addition to 24/7 emergency services, our acute-care capabilities include:

  • Spacious in-patient rooms for overnight or extended stays
  • Highly-trained nurses prepared to treat a variety of illnesses
  • On-site laboratory
  • Family medicine, specialty physicians and physical therapy offices
  • Outpatient imaging services:
    • X-ray
    • CT
    • Ultrasound
    • MRI
    • Mammography screenings
    • Bone density testing
    • Echocardiograms
    • Stress testing


If you need immediate attention, you should always go to the closest hospital. Our doors are always open in any medical emergency. Acute care is best described as the ability to treat more serious conditions over a typical urgent care. So, if you’re experiencing unusual or moderate to severe symptoms, acute care means we are equipped to run a series of tests and collaborate with multiple specialists to help us understand why you’re not feeling well, quickly.

Prompt care is important, especially if you are experiencing an emergency or moderate to severe symptoms. We allow walk-ins in our emergency department 24/7. If you would like to find a physician or schedule an outpatient service, like an MRI or mammogram, please contact us at (219) 575-6701.

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