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Flu and RSV: Resources for Families

How can you protect your child from getting sick with a respiratory illness? And if your child does become ill, how do you know if it’s time to go to the emergency department? Learn more through our resources below.

If you are concerned that your child is showing symptoms of a respiratory infection, call your primary care provider first. If you feel your child is having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room. Please understand that RSV, flu, COVID and other respiratory illnesses are currently causing an increase in emergency department wait times. Learn more about how to prepare for an emergency department visit >>

Learn More about the Emergency Department:
What is Triage?

When we visit a business, most of us are used to being seen in the order we arrive. A visit to the Emergency Department works a little differently. Nurses in the Emergency Department use a process called triage to determine the order in which patients are seen based on whether they need immediate medical treatment. Wait times can vary depending on how sick or injured each patient is, whether they need immediate medical treatment, and how busy the Emergency Department is. We see patients in the order of those who need the most immediate medical treatment, regardless of each patient’s arrival time. Click the button below to learn more about what to expect during a visit to the Emergency Department.

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