Saturday, June 9

If You Have A Medical Emergency

No one attends a conference expecting to have a medical emergency, but if the unforseeable happens, here's what to do:

. If you feel ill and the feeling doesn't pass but you don't feel it's an emergency, call the Outer Cape Health Services in Provincetown at 508-487-9395. Address is 49 Harry Kemp Way, about a mile from the Provincetown Inn.
Monday-Friday:  8:00am to 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Same day appointments may be available

. If you feel you are having a medical emergency, whether it's an accident, an allergic reaction or any kind of serious health problem, call 911. The Provincetown Rescue Squad will respond, take your vitals, and determine a course of action for you. That might be a trip to the local Outer Cape Health Services in Provincetown or, for a more serious issue, the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. You will be responsible for getting there if the ambulance doesn't take you.

. If you have an accident at the Provincetown Inn, the same information applies. Don't feel embarrassed about "making a fuss" if you need to call 911. Make the call. Be sure to talk to a manager so that you can fill out an accident report as soon as possible after the incident.

. If you have an accident at Castle Hill, the same information applies. Cherie or a staffer will be there as well.

. Outer Cape Health Services has a Pharmacy
. The Stop & Shop on 56 Shank Painter Road also has a full-service pharmacy: 508-487-3738.
The pharmacy is open seven days a week; hours vary

Additional thoughts
. Please take a moment to check out the websites in bold, as well as those listed on I am Provincetown.
. Be sure to let someone be a contact person for you so that we know where you are and can follow up with you. This is especially true if you are not staying at the Inn, or if you are staying by yourself. If you are traveling alone, leave a note for Joanne Mattera at the front desk of the Inn. Write your name and phone, and a contact name and phone number for the person we should contact in case of emergency.