If you’re not sure when to go to the ER or when to seek emergency care, we’ve done the work for you – follow our list of guidelines to learn when your medical issue requires an emergency room visit.
Emergency Room Visit
Go to the emergency room immediately or call 911 if you are experiencing issues including:
- Serious cuts that may need stitches
- Chest pain
- Severe burns
- Damage to the head or eye
- Broken bones
- Slurred Speech
- Dislocated Joints
- Difficulty Breathing
- High fever
- Mental confusion or hallucinations
- Fainting spells
- Unusual pains
- Losing the ability to see, speak, or walk
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Intense allergic reactions
Prepare in Advance
Create a file of medical records, including lists of allergies, current medications, and past surgeries or procedures. Include your emergency contact and general care practitioner’s information. When headed to the ER, bring the file with you. If you are suffering from slurred speech or confusion, ask a family member or friend familiar with your medical history to accompany you.
We’re Here for You!
Sometimes a situation is clearly an emergency, but other times it may be unclear. If your life or limb is at risk, head to the emergency room immediately. Ultimately, trust your gut. If your gut tells you an incident is serious, follow it and go to the emergency room. If you are not sure when to go to the ER, always err on the side of caution. Your cautiousness could save a life. Read more about how to prepare for a medical emergency.
Visiting the emergency room is never something anyone enjoys; but at Trusted ER – Hillcrest, we are here for you! We want to ensure your emergency room experience provides you with the next level of care and prioritizes you and your needs. Our emergency room offers 24-hour care and staff will begin treating you moments after your arrival. Our clinic is staffed to serve your immediate needs and can handle any emergency.
Give Trusted ER – Hillcrest a call today at 469-868-6322. Our medical staff near the SMU campus will provide you and your loved ones with the care you deserve.