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Emergency 24/7

The emergency room at Jerold Phelps Community Hospital is the only ER in Southern Humboldt county, and it’s open 24/7.

Go directly to the ER if you have a severe condition such as:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unconsciousness
  • Severe bleeding
  • Poisoning or suspected poisoning
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Moderate to severe burns
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Serious head, neck, or back injury
  • Loss of limb or broken bone

If you are unsure whether your condition is an emergency, dial 911, call your personal doctor, or go to the emergency room. For chronic pain, chronic disease management, routine exams and physicals, and other non-urgent health concerns, please make an appointment with your primary care doctor.

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What to bring

We understand that most visits to the emergency department aren’t planned in advance. However, if you are able, it is helpful to bring the following with you:

  • Photo ID
  • Health insurance information
  • List of prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications to which you are allergic
  • List of questions you and your family may have
  • Recent test results related to your condition
  • Contact information for your regular medical providers