Stroke
Recognizing symptoms and acting F.A.S.T. can save a life.

Symptoms of Stroke:

Recognizing symptoms and acting F.A.S.T. can save a life and decrease the chances of permanent disabilities.

Go to the nearest ER or call 9-1-1 if you experience:

  • Confusion or difficulty speaking/understanding
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Sudden numbness, weakness or paralysis of the face or on one side of the body
  • Sudden severe headache
  • Unexplained dizziness and/or loss of balance

Act F.A.S.T.

  • Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
  • Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

This list is not inclusive of all possible medical emergencies. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 and seek immediate medical attention.

5 Convenient ER Locations
ERs Nearby in Powell & Knoxville


North Knoxville Medical Center

7565 Dannaher Dr.
Powell, TN 37849


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Avg. ER Wait:
8 minutes

Turkey Creek Medical Center

10820 Parkside Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37934


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Avg. ER Wait:
0 minutes

Jefferson Memorial Hospital

110 Hospital Dr.
Jefferson City, TN 37760


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Avg. ER Wait:
14 minutes

Newport Medical Center

435 Second St.
Newport, TN 37821


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Avg. ER Wait:
11 minutes

LaFollette Medical Center

923 E Central Ave.
LaFollette, TN 37766


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Avg. ER Wait:
4 minutes

Emergency Symptoms

Heart Attack

A heart attack can occur at any time & they are not always sudden & intense. Knowing & recognizing heart attack warning signs can save a life.

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Severe Pain

If not due to an injury, most pain should be addressed with your doctor. However, some symptoms may require immediate medical attention.

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Abdominal Pain

The types, severity & causes of stomach pain range from mild to life-threatening. View our list of emergent symptoms & know when to go to the ER.

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Dizziness

There are many possible causes for the feelings of dizziness, weakness and confusion. View symptoms & know when to go to the ER.

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Appendicitis

Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes inflamed and is often extremely painful. View symptoms & know when to go to the ER.

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Chest Pain

While not always heart-related, some causes of chest pain, such as a heart attack, can be life threatening. View possible causes of chest pain and know when to go to the ER.

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