The emergency department at Mid-Columbia Medical Center is open 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week to care for patients with medical emergencies.
When to seek emergency care
When an injury or medical crisis arises, look for symptoms that generally
indicate an emergency, such as:
- Inability to breathe or shortness of breath
- Seizure or loss of consciousness
- Persistent chest or abdominal pain or pressure
- Numbness or paralysis of an arm or leg
- Sudden slurred speech, visual changes or weakness
- Major burns
- Sudden or intense pain
- Sudden dizziness
- Severe headache
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Head injury or broken bones
- Poisoning or suspected overdose
- Severe reaction to an insect bite, medication or food
- Suicidal or homicidal tendencies
Call for help
For life‑threatening symptoms, call 911.
If you do not believe you are facing a life-threatening emergency, but
are still concerned about your condition, visit our
immediate care clinic or schedule an appointment with your physician as soon as possible.