Following a visit to the emergency room, patients are handed discharge paperwork, helped to their transportation, and sent home; however, medical care often does not end at that point. Being treated at an emergency facility is serious and should be handled thoroughly. Usually, one’s discharge paperwork will outline the care that was given, on-going treatments, and any tests and recommendations that should be completed to ensure the patient fully recovers. In the days following a patient’s discharge, it is recommended that they contact their primary care physician. Their doctor’s office should be informed that the patient spent a period of time being treated at a local ER and they should be aware of the current and on-going symptoms that may have arisen. At this point, it is the responsibility of the patient and their physician to ensure follow-up procedures are followed through with and completed within a timely manner.