Hospital Emergency Rooms specialize in managing catastrophic health problems and injuries such as:

  • Signs of heart attack, including chest pain

  • Signs of stroke, like slurred speech or sudden onset of numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs

  • Severe difficulty breathing

  • Poisoning or overdose

  • Passing out, sudden changes in behavior or mental state, like sudden confusion

  • Major life- or limb- threatening injuries 

  • Serious burns 

  • Seizures

  • Severe wounds and amputations

  • Coughing up or vomiting blood

  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings

  • Bleeding with pregnancy


If you are experiencing any of these problems or think you may be having any other emergency medical condition, go immediately to the closest hospital emergency room or Call 911.