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Martinsville patients need to meet criteria to be taken to ER by ambulance

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Patients in the Martinsville area not meeting the criteria for ambulance transport to an emergency room will be advised to see their primary care provider or be seen at an urgent care.

The City of Martinsville says this is due to hospitals operating at disaster levels and there being limited bed capacity available.

The Martinsville EMS system is making changes and patients with emergent medical conditions are being given transport priority.

Patients experiencing nonemergency issues will be provided with appropriate guidance.

If you feel you are having an emergency, call 9-1-1 and EMS providers will assess your condition and determine if you meet the criteria for transport to the emergency room.

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