When should I not use Hilltop Medical Clinic services?

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, smoking, 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.

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 rest.
* The chest pain goes into your back, neck, shoulder, or down either arm.
* Difficulty breathing or can’t take a deep breath.
* Severe head injury or bleeding while on blood thinners such as Heparin, Coumadin, or Plavix.
* Coughing up blood.
* Heart beating irregularly or very rapidly.
* Child less than 60 days old with a fever over 100.4 degrees.
* Fever greater than 104 degrees not responding to medication.
* Throwing up/vomiting blood or black coffee ground-like material.
* Heavy vaginal bleeding not related to your period.
* Intractable vomiting causing dehydration or dizziness
* Abdominal pain or severe cramps with pregnancy
* Accident/Injury with an open fracture (bone piercing through the skin).
* Major bleeding that can not be stopped by applying direct pressure.

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