Humboldt General Hospital Partners With REMSA to Provide Access to Registered Nurses 24/7

Local residents who have a medical problem or question now have the option to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Humboldt General Hospital will launch a Nurse Health Line on June 15 in partnership with REMSA, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority.

The free service will improve access to care for individuals and families in Humboldt County, Nevada. Registered nurses are available to provide assessment, care recommendations and/or referrals to appropriate health care or community services.

Through a contract agreement, Humboldt General Hospital will launch the program specifically for residents within its service area, and residents will be referred to local health resources for any recommended medical treatment unless more appropriate care is available out of area.

Local residents are encouraged to call the Nurse Health Line for illnesses, injuries and symptoms that include sore throat, minor burns, arm or leg pain/injury, cough/cold/flu symptoms, falls, vomiting, rash, low fever, minor pains, sprains/strains, earaches and nosebleeds.

However, residents should still call 9-1-1 for emergencies such as chest pain, severe burns, seizures, severe allergic reaction, sudden loss of consciousness, weakness on one side or trauma.

HGH CEO Arthur Frable said the Nurse Health Line is designed to give patients the access they need to make informed, cost-effective decisions for their healthcare.

“Humboldt General Hospital is committed to providing quality health care, both in and outside of our hospital,” said Frable. “We’re proud to bring this innovative program to local residents and patients through our partnership with REMSA.”

Dean Dow, president and CEO of REMSA, said, “These programs are vital to creating healthy communities by giving people access to services they might otherwise not know how to access.”

Dow added, “Humboldt General Hospital’s commitment to this partnership allows patients to access care when it best serves them through the Nurse Health Line.”

To reach the HGH Nurse Health Line, please call 775-621-0105. The non-emergency service is available to residents within Humboldt General Hospital’s service area free of charge regardless of insurance status.

The service is also available to residents free of charge while traveling in other parts of Nevada and California.

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About Humboldt General Hospital

Humboldt General Hospital is a 67-bed 21st century medical center serving rural north-central Nevada. HGH’s team of skilled professionals work together to provide comprehensive primary, surgical, orthopedic, obstetrical, skilled nursing and memory care. Additionally, the hospital’s emergency medical services agency, HGH EMS Rescue, provides critical care ground transport as well as air ambulance services via HGH AirOne. Beginning in 2015, HGH became the site of the state’s first rural residency program through a cooperative relationship with the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine. For more information, visit hghospital.org.

About REMSA

REMSA is a private, locally governed, non-profit emergency medical services provider serving northern Nevada since 1986. REMSA also comprises Care Flight, a regional, non-profit, air and ground critical care transport service, a Nevada-licensed, post-secondary educational institution, a state-of-the-art, fully accredited 9-1-1 dispatch communications center, a Tactical Emergency Medical Support team and community and special events EMS teams. REMSA provides quality patient care with no taxpayer support or other subsidies. For more information, visit remsahealth.com.

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