Information on Common Medical Conditions
THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IS OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
The Emergency Department provides medical care to all patients in need of immediate attention. Our skilled and caring team includes attending physicians, resident physicians, nurses, clerical support staff, and technicians, all with special training in emergency medicine.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A registered nurse will assess your medical needs and assign you to a room as quickly as possible. Top priority is given to individuals in life-threatening situations who arrive by ambulance. Precedence is also given to patients who are having trouble breathing, suffering severe bleeding, or experiencing chest pain.
Patients with less serious conditions are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. However, due to varying patient needs and limited specialty equipment, some patients may be seen out of turn. To avoid long waiting times, non-emergency problems are better served in the Adult Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, or appropriate specialty departments.
Please Note: If you think you have a MEDICAL OR PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY or go to the nearest hospital. DO NOT attempt to access emergency care through this web site.
You can view discharge instructions and care information in the links below:
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First Aid and Home Care
Care of Major Burns: After Your Visit
Cast or Splint Care: After Your Visit
Choking Rescue Procedure (Heimlich Maneuver)
Cuts to the Skin
Dealing with Emergencies
Heat-Related Illnesses (Heat Exhuastion and Heat Stroke)
Insect Bites and Stings
Mouth and Dental Injuries
Wound Care: After Your Visit
Click here for additional First Aid and Emergency Information.
Commonly Seen Conditions
Abdominal Pain: After Your Visit to the Emergency Room
- Asthma Attacks: After Your Child's Visit
- Asthma in Teens and Adults
- Asthma Action Plan - Pediatric
- How to Use Inhaled Medications for Asthma and COPD
How to Treat and Prevent Boils
Colds and Flu
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Constipation in Adults: After Your Visit
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Diarrhea in Adults: After Your Visit
Dizziness: Lightheadedness and Vertigo
Dilation and Curettage
Fever Seizures: After Your Child's Visit
Fever, Age 4 and older (Age 3 and younger)
- GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Heart Attack and Unstable Angina
Hernia: Inguinal or Hiatal
How to Manage Your Angina
Insect Stings and Spider Bites
Paronychia: After Your Visit
Strains, Sprains, and Fractures
Urinary Tract Infections in Teens and Adults
Vomiting: After Your Visit to the Emergency Room