24/7 Emergency Services In and Around Las Vegas
- Seven hospital emergency departments at Centennial Hills, Desert Springs, Henderson, Spring Valley, Summerlin and Valley Hospitals, and Desert View Hospital in Pahrump.
- Two freestanding emergency departments, including ER at Green Valley Ranch, an extension of Henderson Hospital, and ER at Blue Diamond, an extension of Spring Valley Hospital.
- Specialty care for kids at the Pediatric Emergency Department at the Children’s Medical Center at Summerlin Hospital
The Heat Is On
Especially as temperatures rise, be aware of these potential health hazards:
- Heat-related illnesses and dehydration
- Food poisoning
- Swimming injuries and drowning
- Stings and bug bites
If you’re planning to travel this summer, having certain medical information handy can make a difference in a medical emergency. Carolyn Hafen, RN, Emergency Room Director for Spring Valley Hospital, advises keeping the following information in a safe yet easily accessible place to bring to the ER:
- List of medications and the dosage you’re currently taking, as well as information about any allergies to medication
- Names of your primary care physician and/or specialists with phone numbers (include area code with all phone numbers)
- Phone numbers for your local pharmacy and relatives/family friends who may be contacted
- Copy of your living will or advance directive if you have one
- Driver’s license (or copy)
- Proof of insurance and an insurance contact phone number
Did You Know...
The majority of scorpion stings cause local pain with minimal to no inflammation. However, approximately 10 to 30% of patients who are stung by scorpions can have a life-threatening reaction.* This is especially true in children less than 10 years of age, so they should get immediate medical care if they are stung by a scorpion, says Robert Wilkinson, DO, Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at the Children’s Medical Center at Summerlin Hospital.