Getting Medical Care

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Abstract:

This four-page handout educates people about knowing where to go to get medical care. It provides information about when to go to an Emergency Department (ED), Urgent Care, or doctor’s office, health clinic, free clinic, or health department. The document provides tips to help people identify the kinds of tests and routine checkups that can be done at the doctor's office or clinic, the more serious injuries and illnesses that would require a visit to urgent care, and emergencies that require calling 911 and going to the ED. It clarifies those symptoms in a baby or young child for which 911 should be called immediately.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Review:
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Ambulatory care facilities, Emergencies, Emergency service, hospital, Physicians' offices
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
11/1/2011
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