Skip to Content

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.

Next Section:Walk In Clinics

Medical Care: Chapter Home

Life in the USA Home Page.