Patient Resources

Medical Emergency Instructions

If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency

  • CALL 911

Do NOT drive yourself. Do not have a friend drive you, unless you cannot get an ambulance to take you. Emergency medical technicians can start treating you as soon as they arrive at your location and are trained to handle emergencies while in transit.

  • Have a relative, friend, or the hospital emergency department contact us as soon as they can.

Do NOT call us first. Seconds count – call 911

Are you prepared for an emergency?

  • Always keep a copy of your health history, medications you are taking and who to contact in case of an emergency. It will provide medical personnel information about your health history, current medications, and who to contact.
  • If you have been prescribed Nitroglycerin to take for chest pains, make sure it has not expired, stored properly, and readily available in case of an emergency.
  • Make sure that you keep your insurance card and the phone numbers of your physicians with you.