Emergency Services

When to visit the emergency room

If you or a loved one experiences any of the listed symptoms, seek treatment immediately:

  • Severe pain anywhere in the body
  • Sudden inability to speak, see, move, or walk
  • Sudden weakness or drooping on one side of the body
  • Pain in the arm or jaw
  • Coughing or throwing up blood
  • High fevers that don’t respond to medication
  • Possible poisoning or drug/alcohol overdose
  • Throwing up or loose stools that do not go away
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Possible broken bones
  • Serious burns or deep wounds
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Confusion
  • Fainting

For the following health emergencies call 911 for IMMEDIATE care:

  • Severe chest pain or pressure
  • Choking or breathing cessation
  • Head injury with confusion or loss of consciousness
  • Electric shock or lightning strike
  • Neck or spine injuries

Helen Keller Hospital
1300 S. Montgomery Ave.
Sheffield, AL 35660
(256) 386-4196

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