The federal government doesn’t always have the best health care system, but there are times when it really comes down to one thing and one thing only: what to do when you have an emergency.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ website has a few tips on how to treat and manage health emergencies, but it also offers some recommendations for those who might not have the resources or expertise to treat a specific health condition.
That said, the list of recommendations is not necessarily comprehensive.
The list does list a few recommendations that are generally good for people who need emergency medical care.
Here’s how the federal agency explains the various options when it comes the care that’s provided to people with health conditions.
You’ll see how some of the most common options work for people without conditions, and some recommendations may be outdated or even outdated in the future.