Emergency & Urgent Care

The Emergency Department at Black River Memorial Hospital is always open to meet your family's healthcare needs. 


Emergency or Urgent Care?

Not sure whether to go to the ER or Urgent Care?
Here are a few examples of true emergency symptoms and when to go to urgent care. 

Call  911 or head to the EMERGENCY ROOM for:

  • Severe bleeding
  • Chest pains
  • Spinal cord or back injury
  • Severe eye injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stroke

Seek URGENT CARE for the following:

  • Fever
  • Strep throat
  • Ear infection
  • Minor cuts
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Earaches
  • Sprains and strains
  • Rising fever
  • Coughs and colds
  • Sinus infection
  • Sore throat
  • Pink eye
  • Back pain



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