Emergency Medical Care, from Life in the USA: The Complete Guide for Immigrants and Americans

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Medical Care
Hospitals and Clinics

Emergency Medical Care
Paramedics are trained professionals who give emergency medical care in the field and at accident sites. In most communities, you can call for a paramedic by dialing the same 911 emergency telephone number you would use for the police or fire department.

Emergency Rooms. Hospitals also have emergency rooms for walk-in assistance. In case of emergency, it is wise to carry vital health care information--information on drug allergies, medical history, etc.--in your wallet or purse. Some people even wear special bracelets or necklaces that carry critical emergency health information.

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