Menu   WellSpan Health

Health Library

Health Library

Home Page - Non-Traumatic Emergencies

Trauma is defined as a physical injury or wound caused by an external force of violence, which may cause death or permanent disability. The word is also used to describe severe emotional or psychological shock or distress.

Most of us recognize a traumatic injury or a person in distress when we see one, and we are able to call for immediate medical assistance. But, what about those injuries and illnesses we are not sure qualify as traumas or emergencies? It is important to learn and recognize when immediate medical care is necessary and when the condition can be managed ourselves.

Being prepared and knowing how to react ahead of time could prevent a situation from becoming an emergency. And, learning how to respond to conditions and illnesses properly could make the difference between a potentially fatal outcome and a treatable, manageable situation.

Learn the local emergency numbers in your area and always ask for help in any medical situation you are unsure about - it could make the difference between life and death.

Home Page - Non-Traumatic Emergencies - WellSpan Health

Online Medical Reviewer: Hanrahan, John, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Weisbart, Ed, MD
Last Modified Date: 2014-04-02T00:00:00
Posting Date: 2008-11-30T00:00:00
Published Date: 2015-04-04T00:00:00
Last Review Date: 2007-06-30T00:00:00
© 2015 WellSpan Health. All Rights Reserved. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

I would like to:

Are you sure you would like to cancel?

All information will be lost.

Yes No ×

About the provider search

This search will provide you with WellSpan Medical Group and Northern Lancaster County (Ephrata) Medical Group primary care physicians and specialists. If we don’t have a WellSpan Medical Group physician to meet your criteria, the search will expand to include community physicians who partner with WellSpan Medical Group physicians through the WellSpan Provider Network or provide care to patients on the Medical Staffs of WellSpan’s Hospitals.

×

Schedule Your Next Appointment Online with MyWellSpan

Use your MyWellSpan patient portal any time to view available appointments, and pick the date and time that best suits your schedule.

Go to MyWellSpan

New to this practice?

If you don't have a WellSpan primary care provider and would like to schedule a new patient appointment with a provider who is accepting patients, just log into your MyWellSpan account, and go to the Appointment Center section. As you progress through the scheduling process, you will be able to see the offices that are accepting new patients in relation to your zip code. If you are not enrolled in MyWellSpan, go to www.mywellspan.org, call 1-866-638-1842 or speak with a member of the staff at a participating facility to sign up. New patient scheduling not available at all practices/programs.

Already a patient at this practice?

If you already have a relationship with a WellSpan practice, simply log into your account, and go to the Appointment Center section. As you progress through the scheduling process, you will be able to schedule an appointment with any provider or practice that already counts you as a patient. Online scheduling varies by practice/program.

×