When to Use: Hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) should be used for very serious or life-threatening conditions. If you experience any of the following symptoms, injuries, or illnesses, call 911 or visit your nearest ED:
Call 911 if there is a loss of consciousness. Call the American Association of Poison Control Centers 24/7 hotline first for immediate home treatment at 800-222-1222
Including severe asthma or severe difficulty breathing with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
This may vary for children, please speak with your pediatrician.