Medical Screening Exam: No Emergency

You have had a medical screening exam. The results show that you don’t have a condition that needs to be treated in the emergency room.

You can safely wait until you can see your healthcare provider for evaluation or treatment. It's up to you to make an appointment for follow-up care.

Medical emergencies

If you think you have a medical emergency, please come to the emergency room. That’s what we are here for. A medical emergency might be severe pain. It might be a condition that gets worse. Or it might be problems with a pregnancy.

The emergency room is open to all who need treatment. But if you don’t think you have a serious or life-threatening problem, try these other choices.

If you have a primary care provider:

Call your healthcare provider before coming to the emergency room.

After office hours, someone from your doctor’s office is on-call by phone. The person on-call may be able to give you advice over the phone on how to take care of the problem.

You may be able to get an appointment to see your provider or be referred to an urgent care center.

If you don’t have a primary care provider:

Call the referral doctor or clinic shown below during office hours. You should be able to make an appointment to be seen.

If you aren’t sure whether you are having an emergency, you can always return to the emergency department to be looked at. 

Phone advice from the emergency department

We are here 24 hours a day to give emergency care. But this hospital does not give phone advice for medical conditions. If you need advice for a condition that can’t wait to be seen by your doctor, you will need to come back to this facility in person.

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