Call 911 when you need emergency medical assistance

The Mount Ayr Medical Clinic is open five days a week for non-emergency medical care. Ringgold County Hospital’s Emergency Room is open 24/7 for emergency medical conditions such as:

  • Immediate onset of symptoms, including severe pain
  • Suspected heart attack or stroke
  • Reasonable belief that immediate medical attention is necessary to avoid damage to organs or your health
  • Sudden or extreme difficulty breathing
  • Sudden or extended loss of consciousness
  • Bleeding that will not stop
  • Major burns

Other serious conditions could be considered emergencies if they require immediate treatment to prevent serious complications. Examples include
deep cuts, broken bones, chest pain, seizures, and suspected poisoning. Sudden onset of severe headache or abdominal pain, as well as shortness of breath, may also be considered emergencies.