Community Pediatric Asthma Service

When and Where to Get Help for Asthma

Uncontrolled asthma can lead to emergency visits and being admitted to the hospital. Visit our "When and Where Get Help for Asthma" guide to help you decide if/when you should:

  • See your doctor, asthma educator, or pharmacist
  • Go to Emergency
  • Call 9-1-1

You may also find this video helpful: Asthma and Emergency Care (video)

What to do

These documents will help guide you through an emergency.

When and Where to Get Help for Asthma

Doctor, Emergency Department or 911?

When and Where to Get Help for Asthma

What to do when a child is having an asthma attack

Step-by-step instructions (poster)

An Emergency Plan

Anaphylaxis (Life-Threatening Allergy)

Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan

Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan


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