Emergency Services in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania
Medical emergencies can happen anytime, without warning. In an emergency you need care quickly, delivered by compassionate, highly-skilled professionals. The team at Fulton County Medical Center is here for you, day or night. We know how scary it can be when your little one has a high fever that won’t come down or when you suddenly experience chest pains. We’re standing by, ready to help.
Our Fulton County, PA Emergency Department is staffed by four full-time physicians and emergency nurses, who tend to major and minor illnesses or injuries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We treat patients of every age, from newborn to geriatric patients, and we offer 24-hour laboratory, radiology, and CAT scan procedures.
Emergency Care Services
- Acute care: Patients with serious or life-threatening illness or injuries are given first priority; our skilled emergency physicians evaluate and treat patients with medical, gynecological, surgical, or other emergencies.
- Urgent care: We make every effort to see patients with non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses as quickly as possible.
- Emergency radiology and lab services: We have dedicated laboratory (bloodwork, urinalysis, cultures, etc.) and radiology (x-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography, etc.) services on-site, available 24 hours a day.
- Observation: We house patients who need ongoing observation (e.g. patients who are having chest pain) in our emergency department until it is safe for them to go home
Examples of conditions that require emergency treatment include:
- Signs of a heart attack, which can include chest pains, feeling of fullness, squeezing, or tightness in the chest, jaw pain, and chest pain with lightheadedness
- Signs of a stroke, which can include weakness or numbness in the face, arm, or leg, especially if it occurs only on one side of the body; difficulty speaking or understanding, dizziness, loss of coordination, or sudden difficulty seeing in one or both eyes. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or a loved one are experiencing these symptoms
- Seizures lasting more than 2 minutes (especially in a person without a diagnosed seizure disorder)
- Severe cuts or burns
- Severe asthma attacks
- Loss of consciousness
- Head trauma
- A serious animal bite (which may require a rabies shot)
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- High fever that won’t go down
- Shock; signs include weak, rapid pulse and cold, clammy skin
- Sudden, severe pain anywhere in the body that won’t go away
- Suicidal or homicidal feelings
Examples of non-life-threatening urgent care conditions we treat at our walk-in clinic include:
- Colds & flus
- Respiratory infections
- Ear infections
- Cuts/scrapes/minor burns
- Painful urination
- Nausea and vomiting
Emergencies happen without warning. The caring hospital emergency room staff members at Fulton County Medical Center are here to provide you with compassionate care when you need it most.
Please call our local emergency room with any questions at (717) 485-6100. Our 24-hour Emergency Department is conveniently located in west McConnellsburg just off of Lincoln Way on Peach Orchard Road. We accept many insurance plans, as well as Medicare and Medicaid—please call us to verify insurance.
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