Here are your options:
If your health is in immediate danger, go to your nearest emergency room or call 9-1-1.
Trios Southridge Hospital Emergency Room
Is Emergency Care Right for My Condition?
In general, you should go to the emergency room when the danger to health is fairly immediate, such as for:
- High fevers (over 100 degrees for children 0 to 3 months, 104 degrees for children 3+ months)
- Slow or labored breathing
- Changes in skin color (pale, yellow, blue, splotchy).
Unless it's a clear emergency, call your baby's doctor first at his or her after-hours number. The doctor can help determine how serious the situation is. It's also a good idea to talk to your baby's doctor during regular appointments about what kinds of symptoms need emergency care. This can help ease your uncertainty in urgent situations.
- High fever accompanied by lowered/lack of responsiveness
- Difficulty breathing
- Broken bones or other potentially serious injuries
- Ingestion of toxic chemicals or poisons, or taking the wrong medicine or dose. (For suspected poisoning, call poison control at 800-222-1222 for immediate home treatment advice.)
- Signs of heart attack or stroke
- Excessive bleeding that cannot be stopped with direct pressure
- Major injuries such as a head trauma
- Sudden and severe pain
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe allergic reactions, such as to insect bites or bee stings
- Persistent or severe vomiting
- Suspected poisoning (Call poison control for immediate home treatment advice.)
- Homicidal or suicidal feelings.
This is not a complete list. You should always use your best judgment and instincts to guide you during a possible urgent or emergency health situation. If you're not sure whether something is truly an emergency, make a call, or go to your nearest emergency room to be safe.
Call 911 if you have an emergency health situation and cannot drive yourself or your loved one safely and quickly to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Wait time is approximate and provided for informational purposes only. It is updated every 10 minutes with the longest currently waiting patient, but may change quickly due to unexpected variations in patient flow. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
See a provider same day with no appointment at a Trios Urgent Care Center.
Trios Urgent Care Center – Columbia Center
If you go to Trios Urgent Care Center and our providers determine you need more immediate or complex care, you will be referred appropriately.
Wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. They are updated regularly to reflect most current estimates, but may change quickly due to unexpected variations in patient flow.