A trip to the Emergency Department is never planned, but the emergency physicians and nurses at Hillsboro Area Hospital are always prepared to care for you when an emergency strikes. Plus, our ED team is backed by state-of-the-art diagnostic services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to quickly and accurately start you on your path to recovery.
Life-threatening emergencies and trauma require an immediate visit to the ED. If you are ever in doubt about whether you or a family member should receive emergency medical care, always err on the side of caution and go immediately to the emergency department. If you have signs of heart attack, stroke or other severe emergencies, immediately call 9-1-1.
Based on recommendation from the American College of Emergency Physicians, you should be treated in an emergency department if you experience:
In addition, children should be taken to the emergency room if they persistently refuse to eat or drink (especially under age 5) or have persistent fever above 100.4.