Urgent Care Vs. Emergency Care: Which One Do I Need?

Urgent Care Vs. Emergency Care:

Which One Do I Need?

You don't want to be struggling over the decision of urgent care vs. emergency care in a moment of panic.

Frantic decisions can sometimes be the difference between life and death.

When a health scare happens, it's good to know which option is best for you and your family.

Urgent Care

When a medical issue arises outside of normal business hours, urgent care is an option.

In fact, 90% of urgent care patients wait 30 minutes or less to see a provider.

If it's a fracture, blood work, fever, stitches, cold or flu, urgent care is an excellent choice.

The majority of urgent care patients are in and out within an hour, and most take insurance.

Emergency Care

If it's an emergency, go to the ER.

Conditions like chest pain, head trauma, loss of vision, or slurred speech are better served at an ER.

These conditions can need emergency treatment, like surgery.

Calling 911

When considering calling 911, it's better to be safe than sorry.

Never drive yourself if you're having severe symptoms, like chest pain or vision loss.

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