DiLorenzo Pentagon Health Clinic Acute Care
Acute care is set to provide state of the art medical services to military and civilian employees in a professional and customer friendly atmosphere.
Who Needs Acute Care?
Patients showing symptoms to include
- Obvious trauma
- Dizziness/Lightheadedness/Visual disturbances
- Chest pain
- Sudden weakness on one side
- Work-related injuries
- Severe allergic reactions
- Respiratory distress
- Suicidal/Homicidal ideation
- Severe pain/Uncontrolled bleeding
- Severe headaches
How long will I have to wait?
Who do I follow-up with?
The Acute Care physician is not a Primary care provider therefore after being seen in Acute Care all follow-up care should be made with your Primary Care physician. If you do not know who that provider is, feel free to ask one of the technicians at the front desk.
- Sudden weakness or numbness in face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, but most of them start slowly with mild pain or discomfort with one or more of these symptoms.
- Chest discomfort
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort
- Other signs including breaking out in cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness