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Emergency Treatment & Procedures


Certain emergencies require emergency medical treatment from the closest hospital and it is important to recognize them. In the case of heart attack or stroke, minutes matter when it comes to getting emergency medical treatment for life saving interventions and medications.

When To Seek Emergency Medical Treatment

For life threatening emergencies do not hesitate to dial 9-1-1 immediately. Some signs and symptoms of when to get to the closest emergency room are:

  • 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

About Mercy Gilbert's Emergency Medical Treatments Team

Mercy Gilbert'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 Mercy Gilbert

For more information about our Emergency Department, please call 480.728.7300.