Unity Medical Center’s Emergency Department is open to provide care for the needs of any patient day or night. Lifesaving technology and equipment is available to the members of our community. Staffed by dedicated and experienced nurses and physicians, the Emergency Department (ED) team uses a compassionate approach to care for our family, friends and neighbors. The ED is backed by a group of professionals including imaging, diagnostic and cardiopulmonary specialists. Unity ED also partners with local Emergency Medical Services to provide transportation via ground or air for those patients requiring a higher level of care. The utmost care and lifesaving interventions will be provided for you and your loved ones at the Unity Medical Center Emergency Department.
Guidelines to Help You Decide When
You Should Go to the Emergency Room
Loss of consciousness.
Heart attack symptoms lasting two minutes or more. (Including pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest; tightness, burning, or aching under the breastbone; chest pain with lightheadedness).
Signs of a stroke. (Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg on one side of the body; sudden dimness or loss of vision, particularly in one eye; loss of speech, or trouble talking or understanding speech; sudden, severe headaches with no known cause; unexplained dizziness, unsteadiness or sudden falls, especially when accompanied by any other stroke symptoms.
Severe shortness of breath.
Bleeding that does not stop after 10 minutes of direct pressure.
Sudden, severe pain.
Poisoning (Note: If possible, call your local poison control center first and ask for immediate home treatment advice-certain poisons should be vomited as soon as possible while others should be diluted with water as soon as possible. Such preliminary home treatment could save your life.)
A severe or worsening reaction to an insect bite or sting, or to a medication, especially if breathing is difficult.
A major injury, such as a head trauma.
Unexplained stupor, drowsiness or disorientation.
Coughing up or vomiting blood.
Severe or persistent vomiting.
Suicidal or homicidal feelings.
Other Emergency #'s
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