Have you ever wondered if you should visit the Emergency department for a minor illness or injury?
GBGH is always here for you when you need us the most. We want our community to be aware of some particular signs and symptoms that warrant a trip to the hospital for a medical emergency.
If you are unsure about your condition requires a visit to the hospital, you can always call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 (phone) or 1-866-797-0007 (TTY).
When should I visit the Emergency Department
The emergency department is the right place to receive care if you’re having a medical emergency.
Medical emergencies may include:
A change in mental status (confusion)
Mental health crisis
Seizures or convulsions
Broken bone or wound
Chest pain or tightness
Baby under 3 months with fever
Severe vomiting or diarrhea
Stiff neck & sensitivity to light
Severe headache & dizziness