When to call Hatzoloh
If you or someone you know is in need of urgent assistance, call now!
Hatzolah EMS can be called for first-aid or ambulance service. People are often unsure whether a medical situation is "big enough" to warrant calling Hatzolah. If you are unsure, always call (even on Shabbos) and let the dispatcher know that you are unsure.
Hatzoloh can be called:
- for medical calls.
- to "check out" someone to see if they need medical treatment.
- to bandage a wound, or splint an injury.
- for car accidents.
- to help search for missing children or adults.
- for advice and help.
During a medical situation, and particularly on Shabbos, people sometimes search for a Hatzolah volunteer they are familiar with; by going to his house or calling him on the phone. We strongly discourage this practice. It is potentially dangerous because it delays getting help quickly.
When Hatzolah might be needed, immediately call the Hatzolah hotline number. All of our volunteers are highly trained and professional, and capable of dealing with a wide array of situations.
If you would like a specific volunteer to come, do not delay calling Hatzoloh in order to call him. When you call the Hatzoloh hotline, after giving the dispatcher the information, you can request that they also send over a particular volunteer if he is available.
With medical calls every second can be critical. Do not cause unnecessary delays.