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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 for “flu-like” symptoms!

MCHC DIV 5 C19

First Responders throughout McHenry County would like to remind everyone that calling 9-1-1 for assistance should be reserved for life threatening emergencies only!

Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 for “flu-like” symptoms.

Calling 9-1-1 for non-emergencies will put an unnecessary burden on an already strained Emergency Medical System.

If you have a true medical emergency, calling 9-1-1 is the right thing to do!

If you have “flu-like” symptoms, please call your primary physician to discuss treatment options over the phone.

Health care providers will give recommendations for treating your symptoms without tying up an ambulance and overcrowding the emergency department & hospital.

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