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Emergency care

What is emergency care?

A medical or psychiatric condition that requires immediate medical attention to prevent serious jeopardy to your health. Examples include:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Severe stomach pain that comes on suddenly
  • Decrease in or loss of consciousness
  • Severe shortness of breath

Learn more about emergencies.

Important: if you think you or your family member has a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Do not attempt to access emergency care through this website.

Not sure what kind of care you need? Our advice team can help. Call anytime, day or night:

1-800-218-1059

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