One of the OSU Health Access Network's goals is to help you avoid using the emergency room when you do not have a medical emergency. However, there are times when going to the emergency room may be needed. If you are not sure you have an emergency, call your PCP.
Examples of illnesses and injuries that must be treated in the ER:
If you do use the ER, be sure to schedule a follow-up appointment with your primary care physician. Also, you should let your OSU HAN Case Manager know if you go to the ER so we can help you follow up your care.