Emergency Medicine

What is an emergency?
  • A sudden, unexpected, acute medical condition or the worsening of a condition that poses a threat to life, limb or sight and requires immediate treatment.
  • WRNMMC Emergency Medicine serves patients with serious injuries or illnesses. Patients needing urgent or emergency care are seen immediately.

What should I do in an emergency?
Call 911 or immediately go to the nearest emergency department if:
  • You believe that an illness or injury is life threatening, or
  • If you experience any of the symptoms below:
Emergency symptoms: 
  • Bleeding that won’t stop.
  • Vomiting or coughing blood, or passing black stools.
  • Severe pain in the chest, upper abdomen or down the arm.
  • Heart stops beating or pulse is very faint.
  • Difficult breathing or the presence of blue lips, face or nail beds.
  • Severe headache such as with nausea, vomiting, fever or dizziness.
  • Injuries from trauma such as from a fall or auto accident.
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings.
  • Extensive burns, especially where skin is white or charred.
  • Eye injuries such as from acids or other strong solutions.
  • Seizures or convulsion that does not stop.
  • Insect stings when the patient is known to have allergic reactions.
  • Suspected poisoning.
  • Numbness or paralysis on a part of the body.
  • Fever of 103 degrees F or higher.
  • Consciousness is altered or affected.

If you use a civilian emergency roomClick to closeThe hospital department that provides emergency services to patients who need immediate medical attention.:
  • Notify your Managed Care Support Contractor within 24 hours, AND,
  • Notify your Primary Care Manager at 1-(301) 295-CARE (2273).

Last Updated 10/3/2019