Viewpoint: Do not delay seeking emergency medical care
Mon, 05/04/2020 - 1:57pm caleb
District Health Department #10
District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) urges individuals to seek medical care and do not delay if you are experiencing symptoms of a serious illness.
“While we are ordered to stay home to prevent COVID-19, many people may think they shouldn’t seek medical care if they are having other medical issues. This couldn’t be farther from the truth,” said Dr. Jennifer Morse, Medical Director for DHD#10. “It is very important that you do not delay seeking medical care if you are experiencing serious symptoms.”
Conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, and severe infections are very time-sensitive and require prompt treatment for the best outcome. Delaying treatment for a potentially life-threatening condition can be extremely dangerous, if not deadly.
It is important to know that emergency departments are open and staffed with highly trained medical staff that will not only take care of your medical emergency but will keep you safe from the COVID-19 pandemic as well.
For more information on where to go for care when you are sick or injured, visit www.whereforcare.info.