What constitutes a minor medical emergency?

Any injury or illness that is not immediately life-threatening including, but not limited to:
  • Coughs, colds, sniffles, ear aches, and sore throats
  • Skin rashes, bumps, boils, insect or animal bites/stings, and infections
  • Aches, pains, cuts, and scrapes after a fall or other trauma
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and minor abdominal pain

Some medical problems may be immediately life-threatening, in which case you should call 911 or have someone drive you to the nearest hospital Emergency Room. Examples would include, but are not limited to, sudden and persistent chest pain, difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, or sudden weakness, facial droop or slurred speech.