How do you know whether you or your child needs simple home treatment, a visit to the doctor or a trip to the ER? This symptom checker can help you with questions about your health and other matters. Use this tool—along with your common sense—to decide whether to:
- Call 911
- Call your doctor now
- Call your doctor within 24 Hours
- Call your doctor during weekday office hours
- Give care at home
If you think that you or your child are having a medical emergency, call 911 or the local emergency ambulance service now.
And when in doubt, call your doctor right away or go to the closest Emergency Department.