Feeling under the weather, but aren’t sure it’s time to see a health care provider? Don’t hesitate to call us at 206-281-2231 to ask if you should come in, or to schedule an appointment.
Reasons to see a provider right away
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, give us a call at 206-281-2231, or call your primary health care provider:
- Vomiting: Unable to keep down fluids for more than 24 hours, unusual color or bloody vomit, associated with severe abdominal pain.
- Painful, difficult swallowing.
- Cough lasting for more than two weeks.
- Diarrhea with black or bloody stools or symptoms of dehydration (i.e., dry mouth, confusion, decreased urination).
- Abdominal pain that is severe or persistent.
- Headache pain that is severe or quick onset, or associated with confusion, dizziness, nausea, numbness, changes in speech, or vision. Or a headache that occurs after an injury to the head.
- Chest pain: Changes in heart rate or rhythm.
- Leg pain, especially if associated with swelling, redness, or pain with walking.
- Menstrual problems.
- Rashes, especially if associated with fever, discharge, or swelling.
- Sinus congestion associated with swelling around the eyes, redness around the eyes or vision changes
- Unexplained weight loss/gain, fatigue, dizziness, or abnormal sweating.
If you are unable to see Health Services providers right away, and you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should be seen in an area urgent-care center or emergency department, or call your primary care provider’s office for specific advice.