When to Call 911

When to Call 911

Are you having a medical emergency?

In a true emergency situation, it is safer to call 911 for access to medical care than to attempt to come to the hospital or emergency room on your own. If you’re not sure, it’s better to be safe and call 911.

Call 911 immediately if you or someone around you has these symptoms:

  • Pain or tightness in the chest (heart attack symptoms)
  • Sudden, severe headaches, vision problems, sudden weakness, numbness and/or tingling in the face, arm or leg, trouble speaking, or dizziness (stroke symptoms)
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Choking or difficulty breathing
  • Head injuries
  • Major bone fractures or fractures associated with bleeding
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Unresponsiveness or coma
  • Drug overdose
  • High fever associated with difficulty breathing or with a seizure/post seizure

EMS responders are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to your medical emergencies if need be.