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When To Seek Emergency Care


Certain accidents and injuries require immediate emergency medical treatment from the closest hospital. There are other times when getting emergency treatment is important, but not life-threatening.

When To Seek Emergency Medical Treatment

For life threatening situations, including possible heart attack or stroke, dial 9-1-1 immediately. As a designated chest pain center we have best practices in place to asses, diagnosis and provide emergency medical treatment for heart attack. If you are experiencing symptoms of a stroke, Chandler Regional’s Joint Commission certification as a Primary Stroke Center offers the most advanced treatment options available.

Get to the closest emergency room if you’re experiencing any of these signs or symptoms:

  • Change in mental status such as unusual behavior, confusion or difficulty walking or talking
  • Chest pain or upper abdominal pain or pressure
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Sudden dizziness, loss of vision or blurred vision
  • Sudden, severe pain anywhere in your body
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Severe bleeding
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause
  • Sudden loss of vision or blurred vision
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Trauma or injury to the head

Emergency Conditions We Treat

Chandler Regional’s board certified doctors are trained in emergency medicine to care for adults and children. Doctors who undergo and pass the rigorous examinations receive medical specialty certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Our specialists offer fast and efficient emergency treatment for common medical conditions including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Dehydration and heat stroke
  • Food/drug interactions
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Head accidents/injuries
  • Infectious disease
  • Scorpion stings—which can be critical for children under 10
  • Pneumonia and other respiratory diseases

Learn More About Emergency Treatment At Chandler Regional

For more information about our Emergency Department, please call 480.728.3211.