How do you know whether you or a family member needs simple home treatment, a visit to the doctor or a trip to the ER? We can help you decide.
By finding your symptoms in the Adult HouseCalls Online index, you can learn what level of medical care is suggested or, if the illness/injury is minor, what you can do at home to relieve symptoms.
(Do you have questions about the flu or flu shots at Legacy? See our flu facts page.)
Use the decision chart for each topic—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 a child is sick or injured, please see the advice in Pediatric HouseCalls Online.
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.
The information in this section is licensed by Legacy Health from Self Care Decisions and LVM Systems, Inc. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only. Legacy Health assumes no responsibility for how this information is used. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider if you have questions about a medical condition.