How to Avoid Strep Throat During Peak Season

Strep throat is named for the streptococcal bacteria that cause it. The infection occurs in the throat and on the tonsils, resulting in irritation, inflammation, and the sudden onset of a severe sore throat. Unlike

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COVID-19 vs. Flu Symptoms

If you feel sick, how do you know whether you have COVID-19 or the flu? Both illnesses are categorized as contagious respiratory conditions, but they are brought on by different viruses. A new coronavirus called

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Winter Asthma Attacks

Asthma symptoms tend to worsen in cold weather. If you suffer from this chronic respiratory condition, remain vigilant against potential flare-ups this time of year. What Causes Asthma Attacks? Asthma triggers—or anything that causes a

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The Exceptional Emergency Room staff and physicians care about you and your loved ones. We are here 24/7 for all your emergency care needs.

  1. If you are experiencing fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, weakness, numbness, sensory loss, or any other emergent medical problems, please call 911 or seek medical care immediately at your nearest Emergency Room.
  2. To provide the highest quality emergency medical care to our communities, we are directing all routine COVID testing to outpatient community resources.
  3. Testing through local resources, including your primary care doctor, urgent care, walk-in clinic, or local health department, is appropriate under the following circumstances:
    1. If you have been exposed to a person known to have COVID, and you do not have symptoms, we recommend that you self-quarantine at home and seek testing 4-5 days after exposure. It often takes this long for the infection to be detected by routine lab testing.
    2. If you have no symptoms or very mild symptoms, outpatient testing is also typically appropriate.
    3. Please follow this link for local COVID testing resources.
  4. If you have tested negative, you should still self-quarantine for 14 days from the day of suspected exposure as it can take anywhere from 2-14 days to come down with symptoms of this infection.
  5. Please kindly limit your phone time with our Emergency Rooms as the phone lines are needed to communicate with other health care entities and to provide patients their test results. Thank you for your understanding during this trying time.