The Scottish Ambulance Service and Accident and Emergency departments provide care for people with symptoms of serious illness or who have been badly injured.
When you call 999 the Scottish Ambulance Service will respond with the most appropriate help for your situation.
Of all the NHS services, 999 and A&E are services that should only be used for serious illnesses or injuries.
This means that essential treatment is given to those who need it as quickly as possible.
For further information on when to call 999 and what happens when you do call, .