Holiday weekends bring the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family – and Memorial Day in particular presents the important chance to do so while honoring the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.
Whether you’re spending this special weekend by the pool, out in nature or in your own backyard, a holiday weekend can also bring the challenge of finding the care you need if you find yourself in a precarious situation with your health. After all, while you’re on vacation your doctor’s office will likely be, too.
Here’s what to know about your options if you do need medical care over the holiday weekend:
The ER is always there for you – At every Mission Health hospital, the emergency room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our skilled and dedicated emergency medicine teams work around the clock to ensure you get the expert care you need in the event of a serious injury, illness or health crisis. Here’s hoping you and your family never need them – but if you ever do, they are always there for you. If you are ever in doubt about whether you’re in need of emergency care, play it safe by calling 911 or getting to the emergency department as quickly as you can if you have the safe means to do so.