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Walk in Care or Emergency Department?

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When to go to the emergency department can be stressful while an episode is occurring in your life. We wanted to give you some information to think about as you make those decisions for yourself, your family or loved ones.

Your St. Joe’s primary care provider is always your best bet and should be your first stop as they know you and your medical history … however if you are having change in vision, chest pain, difficulty breathing, you are fainting or losing consciousness … the St. Joe’s emergency department is the better place to go.

If our primary care offices are closed we suggest you go to one of the PCHC Walk-In Care locations.

Our friends at PCHC provided this great information piece to us:

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