Columbia River Gorge Emergency Care
Our Team is Ready to Act At a Moment's Notice
At Mid-Columbia Medical Center, our doctors have extensive experience with
helping patients in medical emergencies. For any health-related emergency,
you want doctors that can work on your problems calmly, effectively, and
quickly. If you are in need of medical care, make sure you visit our emergency
care services immediately. Too often, people do not receive necessary
medical treatment because they are unfamiliar with warning signs indicative
of an emergency.
Here are several symptoms that may signify a medical emergency:
Chest pains: If you have intense chest pains, tightness in the chest area, or difficulty
breathing, you should seek medical help. It could be indicative of a heart-related
problem and you will want to get it checked out and cleared before it
potentially develops into something more serious.
Constant bleeding or vomiting: In small doses, these signs are usually normal. If you are bleeding or
vomiting for a long period of time, however, that may be cause for concern.
Contact medical emergency services if you have been bleeding consistently
for 15 minutes, and apply pressure to the wounded area.
Severe abdominal pain: Pain in the abdomen is a fairly common occurrence so you will have to
use your own best judgement when it comes to abdominal pain. More severe
abdominal-related medical emergencies usually occur in conjunction with
other symptoms like sweating, fever, and difficulty breathing. However,
if you feel that your abdominal pain by itself is intense enough to warrant
medical attention, it may be serious and you should see a doctor immediately.
Don't Ignore the Warning Signs
If you are ever worried that your pain or injury may be more serious than
it appears or initially feels, you should seek medical attention. If you
do not believe you are facing a life threatening emergency, but are still
concerned about your condition, visit an immediate care clinic or schedule
an appointment with your regular physician as soon as possible. Even seemingly
minor conditions could develop into something more serious later. The
sooner a medical professional can diagnose your condition, the better
your chances of fighting it.