The phone number for NurseWise, a free nurse hotline, is 1-866-433-6041, option 7. Experienced registered nurses staff the hotline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can help callers get through minor health emergencies.
One of the best reasons to use a free nurse hotline is to avoid a costly trip to the emergency room. Sometimes it is possible to treat a minor illness or ailment with a simple trip to the pharmacy instead of waiting in the emergency room and facing hefty medical bills down the road. A registered nurse hotline helps callers determine if the case is serious enough to warrant a trip to the hospital, and she can also help with various other health inquiries, pregnancy questions and recommendations of the best places to go in case immediate medical help is necessary.