Do not come to Hilltop Medical Clinic if you or someone with you is experiencing a medical emergency. Please, immediately call 911. (You may need an ambulance)
Call 911 if you have:
* Severe difficulty breathing (unable to speak more than one word at a time, struggling to catch breath)
* Severe chest pain
* Chest Pain lasting longer than 5 minutes and any of the following:
* Pain is heavy, pressure-like, or crushing in nature.
* History of heart disease (such as heart attack, bypass surgery, angioplasty,angina).
* You have at least one of these cardiac risk factors (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, smoker, or strong family history of heart disease.
* Already taken Nitroglycerine and the chest pain is not relieved.
* Experienced a loss of consciousness (passed out).
* Are weak and unable to stand.
* Lips or face are bluish in color.
Call your Doctor immediately and/or go to the nearest Hospital Emergency Room if:
* Chest pain that is brought on by exertion and relieved by resting.
* The Chest pain goes into your back, neck, shoulder or down either arm.
* Difficulty breathing or can’t take a deep breath.
* Any prior history of blood clots or you are on blood thinners such as Heparin,Coumadin or Plavix.
* Recent hip or leg fracture.
* Recent illness requiring prolonged bed rest within last 30 days.
* Recent long distance travel with prolonged time in a car, bus, plane or train in last 30 days.
* Drug abuse.
* Coughing up blood.
* Heart beating irregularly or very rapidly.
* Child less than 60 days old that has a fever of 100.4 degrees.
* Fever greater than 105 degrees; any age- must go to the Emergency Room.
* Throwing up/vomiting blood or black coffee ground-like material.
* Heavy vaginal bleeding not related to your period or a period lasting more than 7 days
* Vomiting with an abdomen that is larger than normal.
* Abdominal pain and is pregnant or could be pregnant.
* Accident/Injury that you believe caused a serious fracture of a bone with the bone sticking out of skin.
* Major bleeding or spurting of blood that can not be stopped by applying direct pressure.
* Object larger than a splinter piercing skin that can not be easily removed.