Emergency Department

When facing an unexpected illness or accident, where should you go for care?

When to see your Primary Care Physician

If you or your family needs immediate care, try reaching your PCP that knows your medical history and current medications. Your PCP can help with treatment of minor problems such as sore throat, earaches, rashes and minor cuts and manage chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes.

When to go to an Urgent Care Center

Visit an urgent care center for non life-threatening conditions such as allergies, rash or hives, minor eye injuries, dehydration, urinary symptoms, scrapes or lacerations, sprains or possible fractures, stings and bites, minor burns, or conditions needing X-rays or laboratory tests.

When to go to the Emergency Department

Visit an emergency department of the nearest hospital only if your condition could cause significant harm or death without expedited medical attention. Dial 911 for immediate assistance when you experience a life-threatening situation, such as chest pain, severe bleeding, difficulty speaking or breathing, or other major trauma.

Were you told to follow-up after your visit to the Emergency Department (ED)?

If you are waiting for lab results or have questions or concerns after a trip to the ED, call our follow-up nurse, Monday-Friday from 9:00am-2:00pm at 978-788-7036.

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