We understand the stress you are under during an emergency situation. That is why it is important to be prepared. To make your emergency room visit run smoothly, remember these important tips:
- Please do not call the Emergency Department (ED) for medical advice. The ED is unable to give medical advice over the phone. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or come straight to the ED. If seeking medical advice, please contact your primary care physician.
- Know the name of your family physician or primary care provider and phone number in case he or she needs to be contacted.
- Please do not use cell phones or other radio frequency transmitting devices in the emergency room areas as their use could interfere with medical devices. Use of these devices is permitted in lobbies and waiting rooms. Please look for signage throughout the facility if you are unsure of a safe location.
- Carry a list of medications and the dosages you take, as well as a list of drug allergies, and share this information with the Emergency Department team. Click on link below to print out a blank medication list.
Medication List (printable pdf)
The Emergency Department provides a level of care, equipment and supplies to treat patients that non-emergency facilities may not be able to provide. Our Emergency Department team of doctors, nurses and technicians is available to treat your immediate medical needs and refer you to a non-emergency medical professional for follow-up care.