Emergency Care

Redwood Memorial Hospital

If you would like to directly contact our Emergency Department, you can reach us at (707) 725-7328.

Quality Care You Need in an Emergency

Our skilled Emergency Department staff members include in-house specialists such as:

  • Pediatricians
  • Surgeons
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Internists

At our Emergency Care Department in Fortuna, we have eight treatment areas that are equipped with cardiac monitoring systems. We also have a direct link to the cardiac program at St. Joseph Hospital. Our RN staff are experienced in triage, assessment, evaluation, and stabilization of all patients of all ages. We also provide follow-up referrals to further medical care as needed.

The Excellent Service You Can Expect at Our Emergency Care Department

We strive to provide swift and efficient care of the highest quality to everyone who comes for treatment. Typically speaking, families and friends are able to visit with patients during their evaluation. If you have visitors in the waiting room, be sure to let your nurse know, and we can keep them informed of your progress as necessary.

If you come for treatment and have a private doctor, please let us know when you register. That way we can send your physician a copy of the completed emergency room record. If you do not have a primary doctor, we can refer you to a qualified physicians for the follow-up care you may need.

Once your test results come in, our physician at the Emergency Department can discuss your case with you. If you ever have any questions about a medical issue, we can provide the answers you need 24 hours a day when you call.

Trusted Medical Care in Your Community

Our Emergency Department is also a valuable clinical resource for nursing students, paramedic students, and EMT students who are in training. Our medical staff further participates in providing medical coverage and health information through community events. If you have any questions regarding these educational or informational opportunities, please call our office.

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ER or Urgent Care

Which to Use - ER or Urgent Care?

When to use Urgent Care:

The Urgent Care’s medical team can care for conditions or needs including:

  • Broken bones
  • Sprains
  • Ear infections
  • Sinus infections and sore throats
  • Colds and flu symptoms
  • Allergic reactions
  • Mild asthma
  • Fever or rash
  • Animal bites
  • Minor cuts and burns
  • Work-related injuries
  • Digital X-rays

When to use the ER:

Don’t take chances with any condition that may be more serious or life-threatening. If you or a loved one experiences symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, head injury, severe pain or bleeding, for example, go directly to the nearest hospital Emergency Room. The ER is better equipped to care for you in the event of:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Severe, sudden pain
  • Severe bleeding
  • Head injuries and other traumatic injuries
  • Loss of consciousness/passing out
  • Severe trouble breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Sudden eyesight problems
    (blurriness or loss of vision)

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