Urgent Care Center and Symptomatic Care Clinic Nursing Discharge Instructions: Chest Pain

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This information explains nursing discharge instructions for chest pain from the Urgent Care Center (UCC) or the Symptomatic Care Clinic (SCC).

Chest Pain

Take your medications as prescribed.
 

Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if you have new or worsening chest pain or chest pressure. The pressure may also go to your neck, jaw, arm(s), or abdomen (belly).

Call your MSK healthcare team if you have other changes, such as:

  • New or worsening shortness of breath.
  • Sweating.
  • Nausea (feeling like throwing up).
  • Vomiting (throwing up).
  • Dizziness.
  • A fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher.

Your care team may direct you to your regional Symptomatic Care Clinic (SCC) or the Urgent Care Center (UCC).

Follow up with your MSK healthcare team after discharge.

You can search for information on this topic and many others in MSK’s Patient and Caregiver Education library at www.mskcc.org/pe

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Last Updated

Thursday, August 18, 2022