COVID-19 Update for Greenhouse Natural Medicine
We are temporarily offering telemedicine visits for all patients at this time of COVID-19 health crisis to limit human-to-human contact if there is concern of being infected, or you have already been exposed. Just request an online appointment which will be a video chat format. Our practitioners will still be seeing patients in office as long as it’s appropriate.
Think of us next time for urgent care visit which is centered around injury and illness that is immediate but not emergent. We have nurse practitioners on staff as well as naturopathic doctors who are trained to address the common health issues that can happen to all of us from time-to-time. This is for all ages.
What is considered an emergency?
In general, an emergency condition is one that can permanently impair or endanger your life. Dial 911 immediately for any medical problem that appears life-threatening.
Some examples of conditions that need emergency medical care include:
· Compound fracture, which involves a bone protruding through the skin
· Convulsions, seizures, or loss of consciousness
· Deep knife wounds or gunshot wounds
· Fever in a newborn less than 3 months old
· Heavy, uncontrollable bleeding
· Moderate to severe burns
· Pregnancy-related problems
· Serious head, neck, or back injury
· Severe abdominal pain
· Severe chest pain or difficulty breathing
· Heart attack symptoms, such as chest pain that lasts longer than two minutes
· Stroke symptoms, such as vision loss, sudden numbness, weakness, slurred speech, or confusion
· Suicidal or homicidal feelings
What is Considered an Urgent Medical Condition?
Urgent medical conditions are ones that are not considered emergencies but still require care within 24 hours. Some examples include:
· Accidents and falls
· Cuts that don’t involve much blood but might need stitches
· Breathing difficulties, such as mild to moderate asthma
· Diagnostic services, including X-rays and laboratory tests
· Eye irritation and redness
· Infections impacting the respiratory passages, ears, and other superficial areas
· Fever or flu
· Moderate back problems
· Severe sore throat or cough
· Skin rashes and infections
· Sprains and strains
· Urinary tract and genital infections
· Vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration