Is It a Medical Emergency?

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re not sure if you need to go to the emergency room or not? Sometimes it can be hard to discern when you should visit the ER and when another option may save you time and money — such as an urgent care center, doctor’s office or retail clinic. 

Quick thinking can save your life. If you think you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or your local emergency services. If you’re not sure whether you’re experiencing a true emergency, your primary care doctor is the best place to start. 

With confidential, free 24/7 access to medical professionals, your Nurse Line can come in handy when you want general health information. 

The next time you have questions about your health, remember that advice is just a call or click away: Call (888) 258-3432 to speak to a nurse, or visit the Nurse Line on Health Tools, powered by WebMD, to chat or send a secure message. 

And remember, for life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to your local emergency services.

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