ER Care

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ER CARE

As a hospital, Altus Lumberton is the best option for those patients suffering from any medical emergency.

Emergency care is available 24/7 every day of the year, including holidays. Our staff of board-certified and emergency trained doctors and nurses is available to treat all ages from infants to adults and senior patients alike. Additionally, we have specialized pediatric rooms complete with size and age-appropriate equipment.

Where to Go In the Face of an Emergency

Altus Lumberton Hospital is capable of treating both life-threatening and non-life-threatening emergencies. Although not all accidents or symptoms require emergency care, knowing when they do can help save the life of a loved one.

The following symptom chart can help you determine if you need emergency care or if a visit to the Urgent Care clinic will be best. It’s important to remember, when in doubt, always seek emergency care, it is best to be overly cautious than lose valuable time when sudden symptoms appear.

Know Where to Go

 Illness or InjuryUrgent CareAltus Lumberton Hospital
Allergic ReactionsMild Allergy SymptomsSevere Allergic Reactions including Anaphylaxis
Digestive Tract IssuesMild Stomach Flu Symptoms such as Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea.
Mild Abdominal Pain
Persistent Diarrhea
Bloody Stools
Vomiting Blood
Severe Abdominal Pain
FeverFever Without a Skin IrritationFever with Skin Irritation (Rash)
Cold and Flu SymptomsMild to Moderate Cold or Flu-like symptoms such as a Sore Throat or Body AchesSevere Cold or Flu Symptoms including Problem Breathing and Respiratory Infections
Cuts and ScrapesSmall Cuts and Scrapes That Might Require StitchesDeep Cuts or Scrapes where: Bleeding Won’t Stop
Bone and Other Tissue is Visible
Loss of a Finger, Hand, Arm, Toe, Foot or Leg
Facial Lacerations
Sports or Occupational Injuries
Sprains, Strains, and Broken Bones
Mild Sprains and StrainsBroken Bones and Dislocated Joints
Tendon or Muscle Tears
BurnsSuperficial Burns
Moderate Pain Associated with a Burn
Burns that result in Deeper Tissue Damaged
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Degree Burns
Ear, Eye, Sinus InfectionsMild Ear or Eye InfectionsSevere Ear or Eye Infections
Sinus Infections
AsthmaMild to Moderate Asthma Symptoms or AttackModerate to Severe Asthma Symptoms or Attack
Urinary Tract InfectionsMild Urinary Tract InfectionsSevere Urinary Tract Infections
Urinating Blood
Insect or Animal BitesSmall Bites that Might Require Stitches or a Tetanus ShotDeep Gashes from an Animal Bite that May Require Surgery
HeadachesStress HeadachesCluster Headaches
Migraines
DehydrationMild Dehydration SymptomsFever of 103° or greater
Not Urinating or Urinating Small Amounts of Dark-Colored Urine
Severe Diarrhea or Vomiting
Muscle Cramps
Sunken Eyes
Confusion
Loss of Consciousness or Changes in Alertness
Eye InjuriesXAll Eye Injuries
PoisoningXSnake Bites
Chemical Poisoning
Accidental Overdose
PregnancyXVaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy
Serious Vaginal Pain
Heart AttackXChest Pains
Trouble Breathing
Pain Shooting Down the Arm
Loss of Consciousness
StrokeXSudden Numbness in the Arms or Legs
Slurred Speech
Confusion
Head, Back & Neck InjuriesXTrauma to the Head, Back, or Neck
Concussion
Loss of Consciousness, Fainting
Changes in Mood or Mental State
SeizuresXAny Seizure

ER CARE

Primary emergency care is available 24 hours a day every day of the year, for this reason, it is a great option for patients who have non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries who cannot get to their primary care doctor’s office.  For those patients who are suffering from a life-threatening condition or injury, it should be the only option, as urgent care clinics are not equipped to handle these situations.

Additional Services

Altus Lumberton Hospital offers its patients the services of:

Medical Observation

Overnight Stay (In-Patient Care)

Orthopedic Mobility Aids (Crutches, Orthopedic Boots)

Imaging Center

Onsite Clinical Laboratory

Pediatrics

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