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When To Seek Emergency Care

Seek emergency medical attention if you or a loved one experiences any of the following:

For treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, choose an Owensboro Health Urgent Care location, a faster, cheaper alternative to the Emergency Department.

Prepare Now For Emergencies

When your emergency medicine providers know your health history, they can give you the best possible care. If your primary care doctor is part of our One Health medical group, rest assured your emergency care team can quickly get secure access to your medical record. Otherwise, consider creating and keeping, in a convenient place, a document that lists your:

  • Allergies
  • Current medications
  • Medical conditions
  • Recent medical procedures
  • Treatment preferences or restrictions

If possible, bring this information with you to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department. But don’t delay your visit to find or collect the information. In an emergency, always seek medical attention right away.

Contact Us

Have health questions? Concerned about a fever, rash or other symptom?

Before you make an unnecessary trip to the Emergency Department or an Urgent Care Center call 855-417-8555.

Your call will be answered by an experienced Owensboro Health Registered Nurse.

*Note: In case of a medical emergency, dial 911 immediately.

Learn more about the Owensboro Health Call Center.

Get Medical Advice

If you have a medical emergency, dial 911 now.

Otherwise you may find out what care you need for your symptoms any time. You may anonymously ask an experienced Owensboro Health Nurse questions about your or your loved one’s condition.

Call 855-417-8555

Urgent Care Vs. Emergency Care

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