Health Library

What’s an emergency?

Emergency situations and conditions can arise in unexpected ways, from car accidents and allergic reactions to heart attacks and strokes. You are always welcome to visit the emergency room, but if it’s not a true emergency, you may wind up waiting while patients with more urgent needs go ahead of you. Knowing how to recognize an emergency can save you a trip to the ER, and you can learn more about potential emergencies at our online Health Library: