Emergency Care – When to Go

IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911.

Often it is clear when you need to be seen in an Emergency room such as when you’ve been injured in an accident or have become very ill. But sometimes it is hard to know whether you should wait or go.

When Should I Go to the Emergency Room?

IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911.

Here are some warning signs that may mean you are having a medical emergency and should go to the nearest Emergency department.

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
  • Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness
  • Changes in vision
  • Confusion or changes in mental status
  • Any sudden or severe pain
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Unusual abdominal pain

When Should I Take My Child to the Emergency Room?

Children’s medical problems are different than those of adults. They also may show different symptoms. Symptoms that are serious for a child may not be as serious for an adult.

Children may also be unable to communicate their condition, which means an adult will have to interpret the behavior. Always get immediate medical attention if you think your child is having a medical emergency.

Some of our facilities have specialized emergency services for children.

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