Nearly 19,000 people a year with sudden and acute illness or injury seek Gila Regional’s Emergency Department (ED). Many times, people who end up in the emergency room are not alert enough to communicate essential information that could be a matter of life and death. Therefore, it is extremely important to plan ahead for an emergency.
What to Bring to the Emergency Room
- Identification (drivers license or passport)
- Social Security card or Social Security number
- Health coverage information (Insurance, Medicaid or Medicare card)
- Current medications list that includes the dose and how often you take it
- List of any over-the-counter medicines, herbs and vitamins that you take every day
- List of any adverse side effects to medication experienced in the past
- Information about known allergies or physical health problems
- Names and contact information for your primary care practitioner and medical specialists (e.g., cardiologist, urologist)
- Notepad and pen to jot down specific questions, concerns and follow-up care instructions
- Please do not eat and drink while you are waiting for Emergency Services
What not to bring:
- Leave home all your valuables (cash, jewelry, and so on)
- Leave knives or guns at home
Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans cover costs of care. We accept all patients regardless of ability to pay.
For more information contact GRMC Financial Counselors through the
Patient Financial Services.