Should I go to the emergency room (ER) or the clinic? That is indeed the question that local leaders are hoping more and more people will learn to answer in a way that makes the best use of local resources.

Should I go to the emergency room (ER) or the clinic? That is indeed the question that local leaders are hoping more and more people will learn to answer in a way that makes the best use of local resources.


To help with the answer, the parties involved in the Grayson County Health Clinic put together the following checklist. The Grayson County Health Clinic is open from 8 a.m. -noon and 1 -5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1111 Gallagher Drive in Sherman.


Visit the ER if you or a loved one is experiencing:


• Chest pain;


• Active bleeding;


• Burns;


• Shortness of breath;


• Irregular heartbeat;


• Seizure;


• Head injuries with loss of consciousness; or


• Severe allergic reaction.


Visit the Grayson County Health Clinic if you or a loved one is experiencing:


• Sore throat, earache, cold or flu symptoms;


• A child’s fever (expect infants);


• Cough, sinus, or respiratory infection;


• Sprain or a strain;


• Back pain;


• Migraine;


• Pink eye;


• Rash;


• Urinary tract infections; or


• Minor burns.


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