Medical Emergency

A medical emergency is a sudden injury or serious illness that, if not treated right away, could cause death or serious harm to you. If you are pregnant it, may mean harm to you or your unborn child. In case of an emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.

An example of a life threatening emergency could be the following:

  • Heart attack
  • Can’t breath
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Stroke
  • Convulsions
  • Severe burns
  • Gunshot or knife wounds
  • Unconsciousness
  • Immediate and imminent threat to life or loss of life due to a psychiatric illness or substance use

You have the right to choose any hospital or other medical setting. You don’t need to get approval from your PCP or Aetna Better Health for emergency care.