Emergency Services

If you are facing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.

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1099 Medical Center Circle
Mayfield, KY 42066-1099
(270) 251-4100

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Jackson Purchase Medical Center is Chest Pain Accredited

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When to Go to the ER

There may be times when it is difficult to know whether an injury or illness requires a trip to the emergency department. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), individuals with the following conditions should seek emergency care:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
  • Fainting, sudden dizziness or weakness
  • Changes in vision
  • Confusion or changes in mental status
  • Any sudden or severe pain
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Unusual abdominal pain

Parents and caregivers should always seek immediate medical attention if a child is having a medical emergency. To receive the best care possible as quickly as possible, patients should:

  • Bring a list of medications and / or allergies; know how often and how long medications have been taken
  • Know your and / or your child’s immunization history
  • Remain calm to make it easier to communicate with the emergency team

Some insurance plans require pre-authorization for emergency room visits. It is best to become familiar with your plan before an emergency arises.


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