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Have you ever found yourself wondering whether or not you should be going to the emergency room (and if you should drive yourself there or call for an ambulance), urgent care center, or just call your doctor? If so, you’re not alone. When someone incurs an injury or gets sick, how do you know what would be the best course of action? Using the guidelines below will you determine how to respond to different types of situations.
Always call 911 for an ambulance in situations involving things like:
Either call 911 or go to the ER for situations involving:
Go to Urgent Care Centers for non-life threatening situation, such as:
Urgent Care Centers are extremely convenient for situations when you’re unable to get a timely appointment with your primary healthcare provider and also come in handy when travelling out of town and don’t want to have to wait till you get back home to receive treatment.
Remember… when in doubt, get it checked out. If you’re not sure what to do you can always make a call to seek advice from your primary healthcare provider. These days many providers even have an after-hours answering service or an advice hotline, which is convenient since injuries and sicknesses don’t always present between the normal workday hours of 9-5.
In addition, it’s always a great idea to have a fully stocked first-aid kit available in case of emergencies. Mountainside Medical Equipment has a wide range of first-aid supplies to meet all your needs. Browse through today and see what might work best for you and your family. Mountainside also offers a wide selection of wound care products and over-the-counter medications for at-home treatments.