Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Not sure if you need to go to the emergency room?

Then just call a nurse.

Midland Memorial has a new phone number that lets you ask an expert.

It's free of charge.

A nurse will ask some questions and let you know the best place to get treatment.

The idea is to cut down on non-emergency visits at the E-R, which frees up doctors for real emergencies.

It also benefits patients by preventing an expensive trip there.