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Emergency Department

Skilled Emergency Care Professionals Available 24/7

If you or someone you love is having an emergency, call 911 immediately.

Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, and that is why the emergency-trained providers and nurses at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center are ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our state-of-the-art emergency department features 2 trauma rooms and 21 specialized treatment rooms – 2 of which are designed specifically for pediatric patients. Every year, our team provides expert medical care for nearly 30,000 patients who face life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

We know that a medical emergency is a scary event for you and your family. Our skilled and compassionate team is here to help in any way it can. Your health and well being matter to us.

Signs of a Medical Emergency

When should you go to the emergency room? Some emergencies are obvious, like serious injuries or choking. Others can be more subtle. If you are in doubt, call 911 and, as calmly and clearly as possible, tell them what’s wrong so that the operator can assist you.

Warning signs of a medical emergency include:

  • Severe chest pain
  • Sudden feelings of dizziness and disorientation
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Nonstop bleeding
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Coughing up blood
  • Slurred speech
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fainting

If you or someone near you is experiencing any of the above symptoms, call 911 immediately. Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list, and if you are concerned that you are experiencing an emergency then you should seek medical care as soon as possible.

What Is Urgent Care?

Sometimes, people have medical problems that cannot wait but do not qualify as emergencies. In these situations, the Urgent Care Center can provide the care you need. The Urgent Care Department provides same-day care for minor injuries, illnesses, and other medical emergencies. No appointments are needed.

It is important to note that urgent care is not emergency care. They are not equipped to provide treatment for life-threatening situations. However, it is a valuable resource when you have pressing medical problems.

Contact the Urgent Care Center at 812.683.4717.

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