During an emergency, there’s no time to think. You have to operate on trust. When you or a loved one needs immediate medical attention, count on our experienced ER team at Memorial Satilla Health. We are trained and ready to treat you with the care, respect and urgency you deserve.
We treat about 45,000 patients a year in the Emergency Department for problems ranging from life-threatening heart attacks to broken bones. An experienced emergency physician, a fully trained support staff, a modern and sophisticated medical lab, imaging technology — all are standing by.
Is this an Emergency and should I head to the ER?
How do you know when you should go to the ER? Following are a few guidelines for conditions and symptoms that need to be treated immediately.
If you’re unsure whether to head to the ER for your sick child, Consult-A-Nurse can help you make the decision. Our free, 24-hour, RN-staffed information line is available for you to ask questions and receive medical advice. Call Consult-A-Nurse® at (912) 584-6201.
Should I call 911?
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should head to the nearest ER or call 911.
- Heart attack symptoms such as chest pain, left shoulder or arm pain neck, jaw or back pain with sweating, shortness of breath sometimes accompanied by nausea
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe bleeding
- Fever that won’t go down
- Head injury causing loss of consciousness, seizure or vomiting
- Sudden numbness or weakness of arms or legs or one side of face
- Severe headache
- Sudden speech difficulties or trouble seeing
- Unexpected dizziness or excruciating headache
- Broken bone or serious burn
- Flu-like symptoms that won’t go away
- Severe diarrhea
- Food or insect bite allergy
If your symptoms don’t fit the list above, contact our Consult-A-Nurse team of registered nurses, available 24/7/365, at (912) 584-6201.
Urgent but not a True Emergency
At Memorial Satilla Health, we offer several options for your medical needs that may be urgent but not a true emergency. Our Express Care or Family Medicine office provides urgent medical care that’s convenient, time-saving and cost-effective. The Express Care or Family Medicine offices offer care for issues and conditions that are not life-threatening, such as:
- Animal bites
- Broken bones
- Minor burns
- Colds and coughs
- Minor cuts that may need stitches
- Flu and related fevers
- Sore throats
- Upset stomach
- Urinary tract infections
To learn more about our Express Care practice, call (912) 283-5616 or the Family Medicine practice, call (912) 490-0722.