Emergency services refers to receiving care or evaluation for an emergency medical condition. Most commonly in a hospital emergency room setting.
♦ An emergency is a situation in which you could reasonably expect that the absence of immediate medical attention could result in serious jeopardy to your health, or if you are a pregnant woman, to the health of your unborn child.
Emergency medical treatment may be provided to keep the condition from getting worse.
• An injury
• A sudden illness
• An illness that quickly gets much worse