When to Visit the Emergency Room

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms you should go to the nearest
emergency room or call 911:

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure 
  • Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness
  • Changes in vision
  • Confusion or changes in mental status
  • Any sudden or severe pain
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe of persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Shortness of breath
  • Suicidal Feelings
  • Unusual abdominal pain

Not an emergency? Visit SGMC Urgent Care or Health Care South for non-emergent, minor injuries and illnesses.