Salem Hospital experiencing high patient volume
If individuals are experiencing a medical emergency, they should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.
Go to the emergency room if you have the following:
- Chest pain or pressure
- Shortness of breath
- Severe burns, pain or head trauma
- Sudden loss of vision
- Broken bones with bone exposed
People may also go to urgent care or primary care clinics. Salem Health Urgent Care can be reached at 503-814-5554 or salemhealth.org/services/urgent-care. Health insurance providers may have nurse advice lines available to answer non-emergency medical questions.
Salem Health Urgent Care offers treatment for:
- Breathing problems: Coughs, colds, wheezing, mild asthma attacks, influenza, sinus infections and bronchitis
- Ear problems: Ear infections, earaches, foreign object in the ear, and ear wax removal
- Eye problems: Red eye, pink eye and sties
- Migraines and headaches
- Musculoskeletal problems: Sprains, strains and broken bones
- Skin problems: Rashes, minor burns cuts/scrapes, lacerations, bites, poison ivy and abscesses/boils
- Stomach problems: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn symptoms and abdominal pain
- Urinary problems: Bladder and urinary tract infections and concerns of a sexually transmitted infection
- Work injuries (workers compensation)
- Physical exams
- School physicals
- Sports physicals
- Blood pressure checks
About Salem Health: Salem Health offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. It comprises hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. “Like” them on www.facebook.com/salemhealth; follow them on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view them at www.youtube.com/salemhealth.