Where Do I Go?

If you believe you have a medical emergency, you should immediately call 911 or your physician.

What are your Symptoms?

Click on the symptom that best describes your problem.

This site is not designed to and does not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual.

Cold/Virus

  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle soreness
  • No antibiotics needed

Nausea & Vomiting

  • Dizziness
  • Upset stomach
  • Loss of appetite

Abdominal Pain

  • Aching
  • Sharp pains
  • Blood in stool/urine

Trouble Breathing

  • Painful breaths
  • Chest pain
  • Wheezing
  • Cough

Head Injury

  • Dizziness
  • Memory loss
  • Hallucinations
  • Loss of consciousness

Sprain & Dislocation

  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Cannot support
      any weight

Broken Bone

  • Severe pain
  • Extreme bruising
  • Swollen joints

Substance Overdose

  • Glazed eyes
  • Mobility loss
  • Loss of consciousness

Fever

  • Temperature of 101º or higher
  • Chills
  • Fatigue

Use the slider to rate your pain.

There are different levels of healthcare. The following chart is designed to help you find out which level you need. If you're ever in a non-crisis health situation, (i.e. nausea, fever, dizzy) call or see your doctor first.

Your doctor will tell you if you need to be treated at a higher level of healthcare.

Looks like you might need to go to Urgent Care

If you decide to go to Urgent Care, don't forget to bring your medicaid card and ID.

Find nearest Urgent Care

Looks like you might need to go to the Emergency Department

If you decide to go to the ER, don't forget to bring your medicaid card and ID.

Find nearest Hospital

Find Out Where You May Need to Go

Self-treatment (medicine, rest)

Call the doctor’s office

Go to urgent care

Go to the ER

Transportation is available through Medicaid*, and is preferred over taking an ambulance, unless it is a true emergency. Ambulance rides can cost thousands of dollars, which will heavily add cost to your ER bill.

Most hospitals require you to leave with another person, so it is best to come with a friend.

*Note that you have to call the hotline to schedule your ride a week before your appointment.

Medicaid Transportation Hotline
1-800-488-0134
---- or ----
call the toll free number on your Medicaid card

University Family Physicians Race Track Clinic
2123 Auburn Avenue, Suite 340
Cincinnati, OH 45219
513-721-2221 option 15

If you have been poisoned, accidentally ingested a toxic substance, or have overdosed, call poison control. If it is an emergency, call 911.

Poison Control Hotline
1-800-222-1222


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