What to do
If you think you are having a stroke, stop reading and call 9-1-1.
What should I do if someone is having a stroke?
If you think you or someone else may be having a stroke, the steps you should take are simple.
Follow the F.A.S.T. system:
Check the Face, Arms and Speech then don’t waste Time!
If there are ANY signs of stroke, call 9-1-1.
If you are not sure, do not take chances. Call 9-1-1.
Tell them you need to go to the nearest stroke center.
Click here to watch a PSA on the need to call for an ambulance right away! (Courtesy of National Institutes of Health)
DO NOT DRIVE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE TO THE HOSPITAL IF YOU SUSPECT A STROKE.
Noyes Health is a New York State designated Primary Stroke Center. If this is your community hospital, request to be taken there immediately.