In situations that are not classified as emergencies by the Department of Health and Human Services, you may have to pay a fee of 35,740 won.
When visiting the emergency room, a doctor or nurse on duty will perform a preliminary medical examination to determine whether you truly need emergency treatment.
If, on the basis of the preliminary medical examination, your situation is not deemed an emergency, you may make an outpatient appointment and will also receive information about other medical centers that are suitable for your situation. Physicians treat emergency patients in a non-discriminatory manner based on the emergency medical needs of each patients. Medical examinations, tests, and emergency treatment can be performed simultaneously and, when necessary, physicians in different departments work cooperatively.
|Neurological emergency symptoms||Acute consciousness disorder, acute neurological abnormality, and head injury resulting in vomiting or unconsciousness.|
|Cardiovascular emergency symptoms||Symptoms requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation, acute respiratory distress, acute chest pain caused by heart disease, palpitations, abnormal heart rhythms and shock|
|Addiction and metabolic disorders||Severe dehydration, drug overdose or poisoning, overdose of alcohol or other substances, acute metabolic disorders (kidney failure, liver failure, diabetes, etc.)|
|Emergency symptoms||Acute abdominal disorders requiring surgery (Limited to serious illnesses such as, acute peritonitis, enterostenosis, acute pancreatitis), extensive burns (over 18% of surface of the body), piercing bullet wounds, compound fractures, lacerations that could cut off the blood supply to the limbs, symptoms requiring emergency surgery under general anesthesia, and extensive external wounds.|
|Bleeding||Continuous coughing up of blood, Bleeding which does not clot, Acute gastrointestinal bleeding|
|Ophthalmologic emergency symptoms||Injuries to the eye caused by chemical substances, Acute eyesight loss|
|severe allergy||allergic reaction accompanied by facial edema|
|Pediatric emergency symptoms||Convulsive disorders in children|
|Emergency symptoms of mental disorder||Mental illness likely to lead to patients harming themselves or others|
|Neurological emergency symptoms||Disorders of consciousness, dizziness|
|Cardiovascular emergency symptoms||Respiratory failure, hyperventilation|
|Surgical emergency symptoms||burns, general abdominal disorder including severe stomachache, fractures, external wounds or dislocations, other symptoms requiring emergency surgery, urination disorders|
|bleeding||blood vessel damage|
|Pediatric emergency symptoms||Pediatric convulsions / High fever of over 38℃ (when occurring in children below 8 years old at times when medical services are generally unavailable. For example, on public holidays or at night)|
|Obstetric & Gynecologic emergency symptoms||Conditions requiring obstetric & gynecologic examination and treatment such as childbirth or sexual violence.|
|Emergency symptoms caused by foreign objects||Patients needing removal of foreign objects from ears, eyes, nose, or anus|