Always call 911 if you think you are experiencing a medical emergency. If you think you are having a medical emergency like a heart attack, stroke, or life-threatening allergic reaction, or are experiencing symptoms of stroke, chest pain, severe stomach pain, and/or trouble breathing, please call 911 or immediately go to the nearest emergency department.
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Please note that notifying an emergency department that you are “On My Way” is not intended to create a physician-patient relationship.
Timing is everything in an emergency. At Pottstown Hospital, we understand that the faster you receive care in the Emergency Room, the better your outcome can be. That’s why you can count on our 30-Minute ER Advantage℠ our pledge to have you initially seen by a medical professional within 30 minutes of your arrival to the ER. This is our commitment to every patient we serve, 24 hours a day and seven days week. Our team of board certified emergency physicians are dedicated to providing prompt and compassionate care, specializing in conditions that require immediate, advanced treatment only available in a hospital setting. From rapid evaluation and treatment of stroke at our Primary Stroke Center to our team of cardiac specialists in our Accredited Chest Pain Center, you can have peace of mind knowing specially trained teams delivering the latest diagnostic and treatment options are available in your local community ER — when and where you need them most.
Your E.R. Advantages:
- Open 24/7 for reduced wait times and around-the-clock availability for any emergency
- Quicker access to our specialized team of board certified emergency medicine physicians
- Advanced emergency services across various specialties and conditions including cardiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine
- Dedicated Fast Track Unit for non-urgent care (minor injuries and illnesses)
- Comfortable private rooms to accommodate patients and their families
Reasons to Go to the ER:
Many medical conditions are considered emergencies because they require rapid, advanced treatments that are only available in a hospital setting.
When should you prioritize medical care and head straight to the ER? The following conditions or symptoms warrant immediate attention by professionals specially trained in emergency medicine:
- Head or eye injuries
- Deep cuts
- High fevers
- Fevers with rash
- Repeated vomiting
- Broken bones and dislocated joints
- Serious burns
- Bleeding that won't stop or an open wound
- Seizures without a previous diagnosis
- A sudden change in mental state
- Symptoms of a stroke or cardiac arrest
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call 9-1-1.