After Hours Care

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We encourage parents to refer to the Common Concerns within our Patient Portal. If you still have urgent questions regarding the care of your child that cannot wait until the next business day, you may feel free to contact the on-call provider by calling the main number at LPA (814) 262-9500 and follow the appropriate prompts.

Minor Problem vs. a True Emergency

Many minor injuries can be handled at home. However, there are times when a trip to the hospital emergency department is needed. In general, take your child to an emergency room after an injury anytime you think the problem may need urgent attention, including if your child has:

  • trouble breathing, shortness of breath, or bloody sputum.
  • blue or purple color to lips, skin, or nail beds.
  • chest or stomach pain or pressure.
  • sudden dizziness, weakness, or change in vision.
  • change in mental status (such as loss of consciousness, confusion, or trouble waking).
  • seizures.
  • animal, snake, or human bites.
  • severe pain or loss of motion or sensation anywhere in the body.
  • severe bleeding or bleeding that does not stop with direct pressure.
  • severe burns or burns of the face.
  • broken bones.
  • puncture wounds.
  • head, spinal cord, or eye injuries.
  • signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling of the face, lips, eyes, or tongue, fainting, or with trouble breathing, swallowing, or wheezing.

**This is a partial list. There are other problems that may require emergency care.**

At any time that you feel your child’s life is in danger you should dial 911 and speak with the dispatcher.

Main Phone: 814-262-9500

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