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When is it a GOOD idea to go to Emergency?

Lots of blood? Something broken? Those are good reasons to go to emergency say these kids. If you're don't where to go, we're here to help. Call 811 or visit ahs.ca/options for more info.

When is it a NOT a good idea to go to Emergency?

It’s all elementary, according to these kids. Hear what they have to say about when you might not need to go to the emergency department.

When is it a Good idea to go to Emergency?

Having trouble breathing or super duper hurt? Those are good reasons to go to emergency say these kids. If you're don't where to go, we're here to help. Call 811 or visit ahs.ca/options for more info.

When is it a NOT a good idea to go to Emergency?

These kids have it all figured out. Thankfully, most of the time you don’t need to go to emergency. Find out where you can get the care you need. Know Your Options. Call 811 or go to ahs.ca/options

When is it a GOOD idea to go to Emergency?

These kids say it's simple: you go to Emergency when something is seriously wrong. Otherwise, you have other options. ahs.ca/options

When is it a GOOD idea to go to Emergency?

Sometimes people go to emergency when they aren't sure where to get the care they need. These kids explain when it’s a good idea to go to.

When is it a NOT a good idea to go to Emergency?

Got a cold or a little scrape? These kids explain emergency might not be the place to go. Find out healthcare options. www.ahs.ca/options

 

Prescription Renewals

Using medications properly and having enough of them on hand is important, but the emergency department is not usually the place to ask for advice or prescription renewals. We're here to help you get the care that's right for you.

Are you injured?

Sprains, cuts and scrapes can hurt a lot, but don't usually require the emergency department. You have other health care options. If you're unsure, we're here to help.

Are you fighting the flu?

With influenza, it's normal to feel awful, but most cases don't require the emergency department. If you're unsure, we're here to help.

Is your child sick?

It can be scary when your child is sick. But in most cases, you don't need to go to the emergency department. If you're unsure, we're here to help.

Know Your Options

An Alberta Health Services emergency physician urges Albertans to know their health care options.

How You Can Help Our Emergency Departments

The emergency department is for those who are seriously ill or injured, and is available whenever you need it. For non-urgent health situations, the emergency department may not be the best place to get the care you need. By knowing our healthcare options, and choosing the best option for our needs, we can help reduce the pressure on our emergency departments. This ensures the ED is available for those who need it. Find out about the healthcare options in your area to get the right care for you and your family.