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When to go to the E.R.
Assess Your Condition
The main function of an Emergency Room is to provide urgent care to those who are experiencing a true medical emergency. In order to determine if your condition requires emergency care, we’ve developed some guidelines to help.
These conditions are considered medical emergencies and require a trip to the Emergency Room:
If you are experiencing one or more of these conditions, you need to get to an Emergency Room as soon as possible.
Always Be Prepared
You can be prepared for any medical emergency if you take the proper precautions:
Local police department
Local fire department
Poison Control center
Your family doctor
Emergency contacts (friends, family and co-workers)
If you are not able to get yourself to an Emergency Room and your condition is severe, dial 9-1-1 and paramedics will assist you and transport you to the hospital immediately.
If you are experiencing an illness or injury that is a non-emergency and you do not have a doctor, you can visit the HMH Medical Clinic as a walk-in patient or you can search for a physician in our online directory.
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