Prescribing Pain Medication

Prescribing Pain Medication

Beginning January 1, 2018, Nevada law strictly limits how Nevada doctors prescribe pain pills. This will affect the treatment that patients receive in both Humboldt General Hospital’s health clinics and hospital departments.

Health Clinics, Surgical Services, OB. Humboldt General Hospital’s healthcare providers will not treat your pain without first looking at the state database that provides a list of all the other medicine you have received in the last year. In many cases it is dangerous to your health to treat your pain with opioid medication and a non-opioid will be prescribed instead if you need help with chronic pain.

Emergency Department. Humboldt General Hospital’s healthcare providers will not treat your pain without first looking at the state database that provides a list of all the other medicine you have received in the last year. If needed upon your discharge from the HGH Emergency Department, opioid pain medication will be provided at the minimum amount needed to control pain. HGH’s Emergency Department healthcare providers will not fill pain pill prescriptions or replace lost medications. Emergency Department providers will refer you back to your own healthcare provider if you need a prescription filled or written.