CALL 911 IN THE CASE OF LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY such as increasing trouble breathing, blue or pale lips, loss of consciousness in which the child is not regaining consciousness, or child is not responding to voice and touch.
In the case of non-life threatening emergency, take your child to Cincinnati Children’s Emergency Room or call our office at (859)441-7600 during office hours and inform the front desk of your emergency. After 5pm your call will be directed to a nurse triage service who will instruct you on further course of action. Be advised that this line is for emergent situations and will be assessed a $25 fee.
Examples of possible emergencies:
- Acting strangely or becoming more withdrawn and not responding
- Rhythmic jerking (seizures)
- Purple rash with fever (petechiae or purpura)
- Stiff neck with fever
- Trouble or increasing work of breathing, blue or pale lips
- Increasing or persistent severe pain
- Cut that is large or deep
- Bleeding that does not stop after 5 minutes of applying pressure
- A burn that is large and/or involves the hands, feet, face, chest, or groin.
- Any loss of consciousness, headache, vomiting, or confusion after a head injury
- Fever over 100.4 in an infant under 3 months of age
- Extreme fussiness to the point of inconsolability in an infant
In the case of Poisoning call (800)222-1222
We recommend Cincinnati Children’s Emergency Room for emergencies and Cincinnati Children’s Urgent Care for after-hours care that cannot wait.
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