Consider the best choice – the Emergency Services of Blue Mountain Health System.
Although no one expects accidents or medical emergencies to occur, they can and do. That’s when you and your family and friends need to know that the Emergency Department at either the Gnaden Huetten campus or the Palmerton campus is always prepared to deliver the best medical care in an instant. The around-the-clock Emergency Services of the hospitals of the Blue Mountain Health System are a vital component of our centrally located and accessible hospital campuses.
- Emergency doctors are on-duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Whatever level of care is needed will be provided; the full resources of the hospital are on hand.
- Specially-trained, experienced emergency staff assess your condition immediately.
- Should you need to be admitted, you are already at the hospital – no transportation required.
- Specialists are available on-call and on-demand if needed, so care is coordinated throughout the hospital.
- One stop for comprehensive care; if hospitalization is required, you are already there.
- PA Department of Health Accredited Medical Command Facilities.
Care is provided to all patients regardless of ability to pay or insurance status.
- Blue Mountain Health System hospitals use the most advanced emergency equipment.
When you consider the services we offer and the facilities we have staffed with our outstanding personnel, you, too, will depend on the care and concern you receive from Blue Mountain Health System. Call the Gnaden Huetten campus in Lehighton at 610-377-7080 or the Palmerton campus at 610-826-1103 . Or simply call 911 in an emergency.
WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY?
In some cases, patients deny their warning signs and symptoms, waiting too long to seek emergency help. In other cases, people seek care in the Emergency Department when their situation could easily be better managed with a phone call to their primary care physician. Following is a list of serious situations that require immediate medical care. Get professional medical help immediately or call 911 for any of the following:
- Excessive bleeding
- Head injury
- Pain or pressure in the chest or upper abdomen
- Sudden dizziness, weakness or change in vision
- Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
- Sudden, severe pain
- Severe or persistent vomiting
- Suicidal or homicidal thoughts and feelings
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Change in mental status or alertness (confusion, unusual behavior, difficulty awakening)
- Suspected poisoning
- Second- or third-degree burns (red and blistered skin)
- Seizures and convulsions
- Difficulty moving or feeling extremities
- Heat stroke
The Emergency Services of Blue Mountain Health System are the best choice – make it your first choice.