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   500 West Votaw Street
   Portland, IN 47371 
  

Primary Contacts

   260-726-7131
   877-726-7131
 

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Emergency Department

The Jay County Hospital’s Level 3 Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day, year round, by a team of highly qualified healthcare professionals trained to handle all types of emergencies.  Our Emergency Department physicians and nurses are required to have certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.  Our physicians have certifications in Advanced Trauma Life Support.  When it is determined a patient requires more specialized treatment available in a larger trauma facility, the Jay County Hospital is supported by Samaritan, Lutheran Air Transport Service, Lifeline Helicopter and paramedic ground transportation.

When to make a trip to the Emergency Department:

• Emergency Warning Signs

• Chest Pain

• Changes in level of consciousness

• Choking

• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

• New onset of numbness, tingling, weakness of an extremity

• Severe injuries, especially those that affect the head, abdomen, neck or back

• Sudden severe pain occurring anywhere in your body for any reason, whether it is from a known or unknown cause sudden dizziness, headache or change in vision

• Weakness, fainting or feeling as if you are going to pass out

• Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea

• Having thoughts of suicide or homicide

• New onset of seizures or convulsions

• Poisoning or taking an overdose of medications

• Significant amount of bleeding from the vagina, rectum or when vomiting

• Bleeding from wounds that are not controlled despite pressure

• Major burns

To contact the Emergency Department, please call (260) 726-7131, ext. 1036.