Should I Go To The Emergency Room?

Everything You Need To Know About Your Visit

Disclaimer: This website contains general information and does not contain medical advice. This website is not a medical practice or a substitute for a medical professional or a medical practice. Medical care is complex and changes often. For medical advice, please consult a physician. If you believe that you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Preparing For Your Visit

What Should I Bring?

Sometimes you have time to prepare for a visit to the emergency department and sometimes you do not. That is why it is important to plan ahead.

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What Brings You In?

You have a problem that you want addressed. What are the providers going to ask me? And how will my answers help them figure out what is wrong?

What's Your Code Status?

Unfortunately, we are often faced with difficult questions in the hospital. If you or a loved one becomes very ill, your healthcare providers will want to know the answer to this crucial question. What should they do if your breathing becomes difficult or your heart stops? What should you expect? What are your options?

Your Rights And Responsibilities

Visiting the emergency room can be a stressful and confusing process. There are so many people, labs, and tests. Everything is moving so fast. Is it supposed to be this way? Do you get a say in the treatment? What are your rights as a patient? What are your responsibilities?