Fall 2015

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H E A LT H L I N KS 1 0 | PULSE W i n t e r 2 0 1 5 When seeking medical care, take a second to determine where best to go. Making the right decision can mean better, more efficient care—and it can save a life. EMERGENCY OR URGENCY? LEARN WHEN TO CALL AN AMBULANCE, GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, OR VISIT AN URGENT CARE FACILITY. URGENT CARE CENTER LOCATIONS Torrance: 22411 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505 310-784-3740 Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. & holidays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Manhattan Beach: 855 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Ste. 101, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310-939-7873 Mon.-Fri.: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. & holidays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. URGENT CARE Torrance Memorial Urgent Care operates centers in Torrance and Manhattan Beach designed to treat patients on a walk-in basis. Visit an Urgent Care Center for: Symptoms > Minor fractures and sprains > Infections, cold or flu > Coughs, earaches, sore throats, influenza > Fever > Cuts needing stitches > Rashes and skin infections > Worsening reaction to an insect bite EMERGENCY ROOM Torrance Memorial Medical Center's Lundquist Emergency Department is a certified stroke center, and designated as an approved pediatric center. Fully equipped to treat acute injuries and illnesses. Go to the emergency department for: Symptoms > Head injuries, especially if you're on blood thinners > Fever over 105º F > Bleeding that won't stop > Bad or worsening medication reaction, overdose or poisoning AMBULANCE In a life-threatening emergency, call 911. e sooner a patient is treated, the better the chances of survival. Call 911 for: Symptoms > Possible heart attack > Chest pain/discomfort > Heartburn, nausea or abdominal pain > Difficulty breathing > Pounding heart/change in heart rhythm > Potential stroke > Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg > Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding > Sudden trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance/coordination > Sudden trouble seeing out of one or both eyes > Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

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