It’s not easy to know if you should visit the ER when you are not feeling well. Whenever an illness or injury occurs, you need to decide how serious it is and how soon to get medical care. For example, what if you hurt your wrist, and your physician’s office is not open? Or you might wake up in the middle of the night with severe back pain?
KNOWING WHEN IS KEY
While it isn’t always easy to know where to go for care, having the answers could save your life during a medical emergency. When you need treating straight away, Pacifica Hospital of the Valley offers a 24-hour emergency facility that provides the highest-level-quality care and support. This will help you choose whether it is best to:
⋅Go to an emergency department straight away
⋅Call your health care provider
If you are not sure whether you should come to the emergency department or wait for your physician’s office to open, you can always call us, 24 hours a day, by phone at 911 or 818-252-2184