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DECIDING WHERE TO GO
PCP
Urgent Care Emergency
Room
Back pain
Mild asthma
Minor headache
Sprain, strain
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Bumps, cuts, scrapes
Cough, sore throat
Ear or sinus pain
Eye swelling, irritation, redness or pain
Minor allergic reaction
Minor fever, colds
Rash, minor bumps
Stitches
Minor burn
Sudden or unexplained loss of consciousness
Signs of heart attack, such as sudden/severe chest pain
Signs of stroke such as numbness of the face, arm or leg on one
side of the body; difficulty talking, sudden loss of vision
Severe shortness of breath
High fever with stiff neck, mental confusion and/or difficulty
breathing
Coughing up or vomiting blood
Cut or wound that won’t stop bleeding
Poisoning
Trauma to the head
Suicidal feelings
Partial or total amputation of a limb
This is not a complete list of conditions. These are examples only. If you believe you are having an emergency, call 911 immediately or go to the
nearest emergency room.
The information provided is intended to be general information, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended to take the place of
examination, treatment or consultation with a doctor. Health Alliance Plan urges you to contact your doctor with any questions you may have about
a medical condition.