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What to do

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 911.

If you are not sure, do not take chances. Call 911.

Tell them you need to go to the nearest stroke center.

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.