When to Seek Emergency Care

If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1. For immediate help with a mental health crisis, including suicidal thoughts, call or text 9-8-8.

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  • Back, Neck or Head Injury
  • Broken Bone
  • Chest Pain
  • Continual Vomiting
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Major Allergic Reactions
  • Persistent Bleeding
  • Severe Burns
  • Sudden, Intense Pain
  • Suicidal Impulses
  • Traumatic Injury
  • Unexplained Dizziness, Weakness or Vision Problems
  • Very Low Body Temperature (Hypothermia)
  • Very High Body Temperature (Hyperthermia)

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

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 the Owensboro Health Call Center at 877-888-6647.

Emergency Department Patient Experience

Call 270-417-5988 to speak to an onsite patient advocate.

Be prepared for medical emergencies

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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 Owensboro 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.

It's a good idea to put these telephone numbers in the memory of your phone foe easy access: