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Emergency Health Services vs. Your Primary Care Provider

Sometimes, an injury or illness is so severe a visit to the doctor’s office isn’t the right choice. Your primary care physician may know your health history, but he or she is not equipped to provide emergency services and must keep up with scheduled appointments. Exceptional Health Services is the choice for 24-hour emergency care. …

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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room: Choosing the Right Facility for Your Needs

Exceptional Emergency Center, based in Harlingen, TX, is a 24-hour emergency care operation that offers a comprehensive set of emergency room services at five locations. Each is equipped to respond immediately to the most serious and life-threatening injuries, conditions, and illnesses. Staffed by board-certified and trained emergency medicine physicians, these facilities include acute care, cardiology, …

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Coping with Stress

Life is fast paced and stressful. Sometimes there’s too much to manage on your plate and you feel you just can’t handle it anymore. With family, relationships, work, money, expectations and responsibilities, it’s understandable if you feel edgy.

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Keys to a healthy Back

Back pain is one of the most common health problems that we see around us and is also the prime reason for causing disability from work. Undoubtedly, back pain affects lifestyle seriously and can greatly restrict physical activities.

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Living a healthier lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is a must to avoid health problems ten years down the line and to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Little changes to improve your lifestyle can have a surprisingly big impact in the future and that’s why you should start to transform your routine and habits today.

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COVID-19 TESTING UPDATE:

The Exceptional Emergency Room staff and physicians care about you and your loved ones. We are here 24/7 for all your emergency care needs.

  1. If you are experiencing fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, weakness, numbness, sensory loss, or any other emergent medical problems, please call 911 or seek medical care immediately at your nearest Emergency Room.
  2. To provide the highest quality emergency medical care to our communities, we are directing all routine COVID testing to outpatient community resources.
  3. Testing through local resources, including your primary care doctor, urgent care, walk-in clinic, or local health department, is appropriate under the following circumstances:
    1. If you have been exposed to a person known to have COVID, and you do not have symptoms, we recommend that you self-quarantine at home and seek testing 4-5 days after exposure. It often takes this long for the infection to be detected by routine lab testing.
    2. If you have no symptoms or very mild symptoms, outpatient testing is also typically appropriate.
    3. Please follow this link for local COVID testing resources.
  4. If you have tested negative, you should still self-quarantine for 14 days from the day of suspected exposure as it can take anywhere from 2-14 days to come down with symptoms of this infection.
  5. Please kindly limit your phone time with our Emergency Rooms as the phone lines are needed to communicate with other health care entities and to provide patients their test results. Thank you for your understanding during this trying time.